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Boost for San Francisco— The Exposition City 1915." 






Established July 20, 1866 





SAN FRANCISCO, GAL, JANUARY 7, 1911 




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Daily train strvice to El Portal at the Park line, 
thence three hours by staee coach 

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Restaurant, Cafe, Ladles' Grill 

SIGNOR GINO SEVERI 

The Talented Italian Artist, Conductor of Orchestra, ably 

assisted by gentlemen of genius, each a soloist. 

Concerts daily during Luncheon, Shopping Hours. Dinner and 
After Theatre 

Special Lunch Served During Shopping Hours 

Under the management of A. C. MORRISSON 



The New Poodle Dog 

HOTEL 

and 

RESTAURANT 

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At Corner 

Polk and Post 

Streets 
SAN FRANCISCO 

Phones: Franklin 2960 Home C 6705 




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Phone Franklin 9 



No visitor should leave the city without seeing the finest cafe 
in America. Visit our new annex 



Choice Wines. Best Salads in the World 

JULES Under MONADNOCK BUILDING 
SPECIAL MUSIC GRILL FOR LADIES 



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Private Exchange Connecting all Departmenta 



Hotel Westminster 

LOS ANGELES, CAL. Fourth and Main St». 

American Plan Reopened. 

Rates per day, $2.50, rooms without bath 
Rooms with bath, $3, $ 3.50 and $4. 

European Plan 

$1.00 per day and up. 
"With bath $1.50 and up. 

F. O. JOHNSON, Proprietor 



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SEATTLE 

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Building, concrete, 

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In most fashionable 

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reading room. 
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in Seattle. 
Absolutely fireproof. 

Rates, & 1 .50 op 




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request. 



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SANTA BARBARA 



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CALIFORNIA 



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February 11th to 18th, Inclusive 

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The Golfer's Paradise 

ANNUAL DOG SHOW, February 10th and 11th 

Under the auspices of the 

Del Mome Kennel Club. 
Full information upon request of 
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DEL MONTE Special City Representative, Phone Kcaroy 4013 



Hotel Sacramento 

SACRAMENTO. CALA. 

Elegant new fire-proof construction. Service as perfedl i 
expert management can produce. 

ALBERT BETTENS. Proprietor. 



Hotel Normandie 

Sutter and Gough Sts. t San Francisco, California. 
High order hotel. Fine air, elevation, location. Five minutes 
from San Francisco's lively center. Well liked by ladles. 

American Plan $3.00 and up per day 

European rian $1.50 and up per day 

THOS. H. SHEDDEN, Manager. 



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Redwood and Pine Lumber 



Redwood Ties, Telegraph Poles, Shingles, Split Shakes, 
Main Office— Crocker Bide.. San Francisco 

Yards and Planinsr Mills— Sixth and Channel 



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spent in the perfection 
and installation of the 

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By the 

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You will if you take the 

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Telephones: Kearny 3160 Kearny 1161 Home "C" 4445 



EaUUUhtd .luly 20, TftM 




FTOMCISC 




Devoted to the Leading Intereete of California and the Pacific Coaat. 




VOL. LXXXI 



San Francisco, Cal., Saturday, January 7, 1911 



No. 1 



The SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVER- 
TISER is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor, Fred- 
erick Marriott, 773 Market street, San Francisco, Cal. Tel. Kearny 3694. 
Entered at San Francisco, Cal., Post-office as second-class mail matter. 

New York Office — (where Information may be obtained regarding sub- 
scriptions and advertising) — 206 Broadway, C. C. Murphy, representative. 
London Office — 30 Cornhilt, E. C, England. George Street & Co. 

All social items, announcements, mining, commercial and financial 
news notes, advertisements or other matter intended for publication In 
the current number of the NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVER- 
TISER, should be sent to the office not later than Thursday morning. 

No, these short holiday-weeks do/not make long purses — 

not at all. 

Nat Goodwin? The way he carries on, he ought to be re- 
named Nat Badwin. 

Maybe somebody could induce Lissncr to take one of those 

high flights in an airship. 

Just about the usual number of casualties due to heavy 

falls from the water wagon. 

Boss Lissncr provides both the faith and the Works in his 

Senatorial jobbery campaign. 

The story of man's conquesi of lln air is being written in 

blood and carved on tombstones. 

New Orleans calls itself tie "logical point" city. 

but San Francisco is the exposition 

Come to think of i(. how oM earth did we manage to 

it up for the holidays bef ■; iline? 

More pay has been ordered for the workmen at the Cali- 
fornia, navy yard. It's money thl I i I ; 

Reform according to tin' plan of the lit 

dictator is accomplished in aylight without a mask. 

By this time almost all the an - nta Clauses 

set themselves a i sit up and take nourishment 

— r— It is announced that Colonel Roosevelt is to "anal) 
result of the Novembei With an axe or with a club? 

The perfect lady of the period is she who. without « 

for legislation, blunts the ends of her long and numerous h 

Outwardly that, joyous San 1 

may have been dry, but inside it was damp and as bubbly a 

Let us all strive to keep alive the Santa I 

also thai other one about H 
one. 

The skeletons in Sonoma County's justly celebrated Burke 

rase would be UQ >y liberal treatment with cblOT 

lime. 

■ Whv so many words in l»r. Cook's North Pole 

ly thus: "I had I" have the 
money.' - 

A Baltimore trouble-maker sh it the word that 

B St. Louis map, has invented a "soundless soup sp,-von." He 
might have added that it is especially designed for the Chicago 
trade. 



"Give us more men teachers" is the cry of Editor Eowell, 

the Fresno wise man. As if anybody, man or woman, could teach 
Eowell anything ! 

Is government in California to be based upon the consent 

of the Governor or mereiy upon the say-so of his friend, Lissncr 
of Los Angeles? 

Pennsylvania farmers put out a fire by throwing snow on 

it. No wonder snowballs are barred in the other terminus of the 
broad and easy path. 

A new star has been detected in the heavens. It is de- 
scribed as "small and shy," so it cannot possibly be the star of 
the Colonel's destiny. 

The too-friendly hand that Commander Sims put out 

across the sea in his London speech has had its knuckles sharply 
rapped by cable from home. 

They had to wash the blood off the head of John the Bap- 

"I wrap thr grisly "property" in a napkin before squeam- 
ish London would stand for "Salome." 

Governor Johnson — simple soul that he is! — just walked 

over to the Capitol his first day in Sacramento smoking his pel 
pipe. It is not, however, a pipe of peace. 

Word comes from South Bend that the designs for the 

1912 modi 1 water we For holding in ner- 

vous passengers and life-lim'S to throw out to fall' 

irv training for ".iris is all right, but 

it will take a lot of vocal sweetness and grace on to 

make that "Line busy ' or "They don't answer" stnlf sound really 

• int. 

At fifty-two, Mrs. Rachi 

onsin. 

man" whom Hi »" will 

• her. 

Away down in darkest Adami 

hat women took an active part in the buying and - 
of votes — and thus another crimp is put in the propaganda of the 
■ suffragettes. 

A Boston municipal committee bars Julia \\ 

portrait out of Faneuil II 

greatnes-s that one thall have written the world 

otic war song — not for 

A Bakersfield preacher has l 

by his 

as a co irer. There's a lor., 

tween Nazareth and Kern I 

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day. That 

now h - 

pion slugger has procured the «r: ifleur 

who does his fighting with a revolver. 



EPSTOEU AL 



Given deei ai weather and .1 1 ■ t-ton- 
New Year's K\ e eg to Tity — 

Carnival. conditions that San Francisco en:- 

of the time — and tin 1 
not much need here for organized effort to make a Nev Year's 
eve carnival. Insensibly oui people have made this occasion theii 
own, and they have learned how to enjoy it without sel and pre- 
pared entertainment. 

Last Saturday night in the downtown streets, out in the .Mis- 
sion and on Fillmore, witnessed as great and as happj 1 rowde as 
those of a year ago, when considerable money and no little 
thought had been put into attractions and diversions for the 
public's amusement. A year ago il rained unmercifully on New 
Year's eve; this time the weather was as perfect as on the night 
when Tetrazzini sang, and the crowd, while not so 1 
eentrated, was even greater. All our own world and his wife 
and children were out to see the show, and it was worth sei ing 
a huge, merrv. orderly throng of fun-makers celebri 
taneously the close of a good year ami the dawn of a better. 

One conspicuous feature of the celebration last week must 
have attracted the attention of the least painstaking obs 
and that was the impromptu parade of automobiles. There bad 
been no preparation whatever for it, no notice or understanding : 
people owning machines, or with money to hire them, simply 
turned out and fell into line on Market street, making such a 
procession as no amount of forethought and arrangement could 
have enlarged or rery much improved, except, possibly, with re- 
gard to decoration. 

From soon after dark until the early morning hours when lie 

crowds began to melt away to bed, a continuous double I'd 

motor cars moved up and down Market street, their occupants 
showered with and showering back confetti and many-hued 
streamers of the popular paper "serpentines." Hen and 
a machine was decked out in flags and streamers, and all of 
them showed every light blazhng. There w-as to be seen evi ry- 
thing under the sun that goes by gasoline — a big and splendid 
limousine rubbing fenders with the archaic little "one lurj 
of the early days of automobiling; the dernier cri in touring cars 
fore-doors, torpedo body and all. rolling smoothly behind a ten- 
ton motor truck ami confetti-fighting its occupants; big "'rub- 
berneck" wagons keeping even pace with taxicabs. And the last 
possible inch of sitting or standing room in the largest of the 
machines carried its merrymaker. 

How many mac] ines took part in the parade there is no 
ing. Probably there were several thousands. It is a reasonable 
conjecture to put down the numhej of people who look their 

Xew Year's eve pleasuring, or part of it, by aut< ibile, ai 30 

000. Between G p. m. and ?> a. m. it was practically impossible 
to hire any kind of a motor aide at any price. Engagements 
for rent cars and taxicabs had been made days ahead of the fiesta, 
and by the afternoon of December 31st. men were offering a 
high as $125 for si x hours' use of any make or mode] of 
passenger touring car. Probably 500 more cars than those 
available would have found lucrative service. 

Aside from the cars in the impromptu pron odreds 

of others were busy hauling mi rrymakers from restaurant to 
theatre, ami from cafe to cafe as the fun grew more furious. Ai 
2 o'clock in the morning, machines were packed by scores, and 
hundreds around almo 1 everj one of the beach and roadside re 
sorts. Many people were unabli 10 gain admittance to fches 
places after long trios by automobile, and so they put in the 
remainder of their time riding in leisurely fashion up and down 
the boulevards and the near-by suburban roads. 

More conclusively than ever, Xew Year's eve showed the ex- 



COMMENT 

lent io which pleasure-loving San Francisco is devoted to the au- 
tomobile as a means :n I agene of enjoyment This is certainly, 
as the motor-car driv "a gasoline village." And un- 

doubtedly, wild the in n prosperity already obsei 

rail will see a beiier trade m automobiles than any 'year 

il. The rich will Lei iv an I better ems. ami the moderatelj 

well-to-do ami even the comparative^ poor will be in the market 
lor machines. Next Xew Year's eve will probably behold a turn- 
ing out of imobiles for the down town parade 1 siderably 

greater than that of last wei . 

Ii i-;i sour I sati fa tion and 1 ongral alai ion that, in spiti 

of the 1 j . - 1 1 1 < 1 - jam ol machines and 1 !■. • not-inlfreq 

I,... speeding ot drivers on die outlying roads and boulevards. 
re ii' 1 ai cider those that did occur were 

in no -en- -1 riOUS. Furthermore, very lew disabled ears were 

to be seen. The tor caT has rea :hed a stage of perfection! and 

dependability that i- comfoi to makers, sellers ami pur- 

. You may be sure of it that the San Franciscan who 

doe. not own or have the use of an automobile wants < and is 

planning and -< be ig how he shall have it. 

Let whoe, 11 :, fainthearted 
New Orleans ioua about San Fran 

Newspapers \m> the q lake 00m- 

Panama-Pacific Fair. tori and hope from the low spirits 

manifested by the press of New Or- 
leans. Tie- leading newspapers of our rival city are down in the 

mouth and in the heart over their world's fair pros] 

are already busy preparing to explain defeat. 

The 1 i.aiK States is le 11 best papi - - 

altogether conservative. In a recent issue, it frankly acknow- 
ledges that 1 ii- outlook ia m lew < Orleans. " 1 1 
would hi- foolish " says this joun 1 ie gains 
the Californians b a\ made within the past three mo 
try to deceive ourselves a- to the danger which will menace \ev, 

Orleans if we do not - ! ad to \\ ashing 1 varied and 

representative to chat and thorou 1 :el the 

arguments that Sen IV sco will maki againsl our right to 

he exposition." 
Xew Orleans' last delegation to Washington returned home 
convinced that "the trans-conitinenta] railroads, the . 

orporations. the capitalists lild Califor- 

nia, and business interests which have extended San Francisco 
long lines of credit, were working >i Sai r md had 

even at that timi - 1 New Orleans in New England, 

in the East, and 1 parts of the Middle West. They were 

noi reassured k Senatoi iterview in. the Washi tgl in 

Post saying thai the railroads had already figured out a > 

trip exposition rate oi $3 New York to the coast. Crum- 

packer's announcement that he was for San Fra id thai 

ua and Illinois would prohi a similar view 1 

ea-e. sent the thermometer down a few more degrei -. and this 

condition was not remedied by the news that Tammany, with its 
eleven Democratic Congressmen, was at least tentative' 
mitted to San Francisco. 

"1'ii'jil- " says 1 hi , 'nal aire e quoted, "ii must no- 
gotten that while thus far, at least be surface, 

played only an inconspi part in the struggle, with a Repub- 
lican House and Senate, I lali Eornia, if the lines a re evei 
will have all the adi antage. 1 he Repuhli ana in 1 he next Presi- 
dential election can l< Lo 

n adily be persuaded of 1 the loss of 

1 ' vote if San Francisco is denied the ex- 

position. 






January 7, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



"It will thus be seen that the outcome of the coming struggle 
is by mi maimer of means a certainty; ami The States 1 presents 
the situation in its naked aspect mi the hope thai the business in- 
terests "I' the city and State will be aroused to the supreme im- 
portance oi' sending to Washington lis ablesl bankers, financiers, 
exchange presidents, business men and public officials to attend 
t lie hearings in. January." 

New Orleans is well aware that the matter must ultimately 
turn upon the ability of tin' two cities to finance ami run the 
fair — is well aware that she cannoi by any means raise more than 
$7,500,000 as against our easy $17,500,000. We have at han,d 
already enough to insure the success of the undertaking; New 
(Orleans has not and cannot raise half enough. The best her 
"varied and representative delegation" can. do is to put up talk 
against our monev — and monev talks loudest in such coneerns. 



In view of its extensive and search- 
Race-Track Gambling ing programme for public and polit- 
and Prizefight] mi. ieal reforms, the new Legislature 

cannot well dodge the measures that 
will be presented to it touching the so-railed "sporting evils" — 
thai is. race-track gambling and prizefighting. Undoubtedly 
hills will he introduced striking al the insolent law-cheaters of 
Emeryville who. by petty legal trickery and through the regard 
of the courts for technicalities, continue to debauch ami defraud 
the ignorant ami unwary by means of "memory helling." Alreadj 
the radieal reform element in a Legislature which prides itself 

on its high character is moving against the prizefight pr ters 

and their profitable combination of brutality and swindling, li 
is likely that measures of this kind will he dealt with early, and 
that the efforts of the crooks whom thej will affect will do! avail 
to sophistieate whatever legislation is finally adopted. 

One of the first bills to put the prizefight gentry oui of business 
is in the hands of Assemblyman Rogers of Alameda County, who 
has been the assistant of the District Attorney. In thai relation 
he has given particular attention to the statutes and to the facts 
of prizefighting, and so is in a position to kno« wha 
law is calculated to free California from the odium put upon the 

State h\ an e\ il w 1 1 1. I ) leu oi In !] S ..'■ ■ o Mr. Rogl - 

has prepared a bill amendatory of section U2 of the Pena 
which, to the Layman's eye, seems to be enforceable and efl 
II prohibits any prize-ring contest of more than sis rounds, and 
so restricts boxing exhibitions as to bar out entirely anyt 

the nature of lighting. 

The News Letter invites the notice of its readers to the 

this proposed law and urge upon, them the duly of doing what- 
ever lhc\ ran to impress upon their triends and rep 

in the Legislature the i 

it, M r. Rogers' measure ri 

"Any person who, within ihis State, ei 
aids, encourages or does any acl to further i content 
without weapons. betw< or more persons, or i 

nionlv called a ring or prizefight, either within, or wrthoi 
siate. or who engages in a public or private sparring 
with or without gloves, within the state, or n r pub- 

lishes ii challenge or acceptance of a cha t . 
tention, exhibition! oi fight, or delh or ac- 

ceptance, or trains or 1 person in training or pr- 

ior such a contention, exhibition or tight, shall be guilt 1 
felony, and upon conviction shall be fined not 
nor more than $5,000, and be imprisoned in thi 9 
less than one year nor more than three year-: pi 
thai sparring exhibitions, > 

nil. in which new five-OUl I have 

not been broken or tampered with by push e he padding 

from the knuckles, may bo held by a domestic incorporated club 



upon the prepayment bj such club of an annual 
fixed by the Board of Supen isors ot 

ii\ council or other governing bodies of incorporated citi 

ll "' purposes of this act, a sparring exhibi e defi I 

coniest of .-kill between two per - where neither of said p 

participating in said exhibition willfully or intentionally at- 
tempts to maim, injure or temporarily disable the other." 

This bill should pas-., assuming that it is in proper legal I , 

Once on the statute books, 'it should be rigorously enforced: Cali- 
fornia cannot afford any longer to he classed as a rough ami law- 
ess community, tolerating and encouraging the brutality and the 
fraud of prizefighting. 

jsr 

Indifference in a community 1" the 
The Public weil-being of the public is a eom- 

Dangerously Apathetic, munity sin for which there is no for- 
giveness other than by good works 
inspired by a sincere desire to make amends for wrongs inflicted 
by failure to do what was the thing to do. In the matter of 
good roads m California the people are guilty of the sins ot both 
omission and commission. Less than two months ago they en- 
thusiastically authorized the State to appropriate $18,000,000 to 

construct a State-wide syste i o i and substantia] public 

highways. But seemingly bo i i as they bad authorized I 

penditure they sought their easy-chairs where thej have been re- 
clining in utter indifference as to where or when or how their 
$18,000,000 was to be expended, or if the enterprise "dies in 

lis bin niu 

The ques been laid upon 
the shell oj cobweb ries, but il has drifted into that dan- 
gerous i ondit ion n ndiffi p in i n 1 1 i msiness be- 
comes nobod iess. The fact is. the most vital and mosl 
important publb and pri' s Calif a to-day is the 

alrc.nl mil civic police of Const nn i ing 

good roads i regions of i be State 

with themselves and .. raffle. Mot 

only is it morally incumbent upi I 'aliforaio to 

I roads" iii season and oul of season, but it is equally 

ep up the 
sde, Cham 
Commerce, ither public sen urge 

the i 1 1 1 ii the public mind, to thi 

thai all the people of the Slate may inib rit of 

enthusiasm I I to be 

bound bj a pub - State so 

I'eil i iathy ami 

niiiLT and end 
in wholl Bul 

ill it while 

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and make the la 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 7, 1911. 



St. Louis is going to Bpend $100,000 
The San Francisco in advertising the city. Every dol- 

Way of Boosting. !ar of the appropriation is to be 

spent very much as business men 
spend money to increase their trade. Thai is to saw by adver- 
tising the advantages of the town in the columns of the news- 
papers. The city claims to have splendid openings lor all kinds 
of commercial and industrial enterprises about which it wishes 
to inform all the world. The municipal authorities and busi- 
ness men, of St. Louis are of one accord because the venture is 
for the betterment of the whole city. Kickers and knockers will 
be permitted to live and breath the air of heaven as usua 
there is an implied warning that too much kicking and knock- 
ing might lead them into trouble, in. other words, the official 
city and the business men are going to make a united effort on 
public money to boost St. Louis. Public opinion in St. Louis 
insists that it is just as legitimate and just as consistent for the 
city to appropriate public money to increase the town's bu 
enterprises as it is to construct good streets, good driveways an 1 
maintain public parks, and who shall say the public of St. Louis 
is making a mistake? 

But while St. Louis is moving in the right direction to boost 
herself, by comparison it looks like a cheap affair from the view- 
point of San Francisco's way of advertising herself. San Fran- 
cisco and California have put up public and private funds 
gating $17,500,000 to give an entertainment to the nations and 
peoples of the earth in 1915. By comparison, the "liberality" of 
St. Louis in setting aside only $100,000 to pay the bill for boost- 
ing herself looks like a juvenile effort to get into the show 
"sneak." But in addition to the *1 7,500,000 set aside for the 
1915 entertainment, pretty much every citizen of California 
ha? resolved himself into a committee of one to boosi I'm- San 
Francisco and California. To be sun;, a kicker and knocker is 

run out of his hiding occasionally, but when he ci - out he has 

to run the gauntlet of the contempt and boot-toes of pretty 
much every bod}'. St. Louis is to be commended for her $100,- 
000 enterprise, but for the real article and the real way to boost 
they all have to stand still and take notice of the Sai 
way of doing such things. 

SB- 
Pure food laws were enacted and 
Ptomainic Oysters. bureaus of inspection created for the 

one purpose of protecting the public 
against nefarious practices of food manufacturers and food deal- 
ers. The well established fact that impure and unwholesome 
food was being manufaetu 1 1 I and old i" unsuspecting 
was the incentive back of the creation of such laws and inspec- 
tion agencies, and when impure food is manufactured or other- 
wise prepared to sell to consumers, a criminal act is contem- 
plated. And when a food inspector fails to detect and condemn 
unwholesome food, he is a criminal from the view point of the 
law and a treacherous enemy of the public, nor is he wronged 
if he is held under suspicion by the public of being in criminal 
collusion with manufacturers or agents, which is a conspiracy 
against the health and well-being of the public. 

The duty of a food inspector is to analytically inspect and 
chemically test every offering of food that is intended for human 
consumption. He has no right to take anything for granted, and 
certainly he has no right to assume a food to be pure and whole- 
some simply because the manufacturer or agent or dealer stands 
high in the community for personal integrity. The proof of the 
pudding is in the eating of the pudding itself. 

A case in point is seen in the Eastern oyster shipments lo 
San Francisco for consumption in. this and the other bay cities, 
which our Board of Health has put its mark of condemnation 
upon. Chemical examination shows that practically every East- 
cm bivalve coming to San Francisco is tainted with malig- 



nant disease genus, and ptomaine poison lurks in every oyster. 
Analytical chemistry shows that the Eastern shippers use chemi- 
cal preservatives to make the oysters "keep a fresh look" on the 
long journey across the Continent, and that the basic ingredient 
of the preservative is nothing more nor less than sulphate of 
copper. When it is understood thai many of the containers in 
which Eastern oysters arc transported from the oyster beds of 
the Atlantic to the Pacific Coast consumers are made of tin or 
zinc-lined tubs, in which the "presi native" — sulphate of copper 
— finds congenial helpers in intensifying the poisonous nature 
of the liquor in which the bivah i initial 

ami destination points, a very vivid imagination will not be re- 
quired i" undei stand ami apprecia h < bal one is eal ing a ben 
i v an "oyster stew" or a '■half-dozen on the half 
shell." 

Of course '1 rsterc under consideration come in bulk as 

solid meat, the si n removed at the shipping point 

lint ~hells com lait only a lew. for many are not needed. 

With shells all ready at band, the retail oyster stand keeper has 
but to fish a handful of the liquor in which they 

sport in the sulphate of copper preservative, lay a half-dozen 
upon the half-dozen half shells at hand, anil then the epicure 
has nothing to do but "fall to" and enjoy a "half-dozen on the 
half-shell," ami if he cares to see it, he will see the half-shells 
e from a pan of water all ready to serve the next customer. 

But recital of facts concerning our 

Eastern oyster importations, it should be said that while not 
more than one of these sulphate of copper preserved I 
oysters in a mill to eat, not one in a million of the 

Pacific Coast in wne. The San Francisco 

Board of Health. pure food insp 

has raised the hue and cry against the Eastern oyster, and what is 
equally to the point is, the Board has procured a chemical analy- 
sis of the sulphate of copper protected and preserved oysters, 

which fully ! ban bears out this arraignment of the 

Atlantic Cos aimed oyster trade with San Francisco. 

And what is here said about sulphate of copper preserved oys- 
ters would fit in equally well with a review of the whole shell- 
fish trade. 

"More people are poisoned by Eastern oysters being sold in 
local market- than any other foodstuffs that can he bought, and 

every Eastern oyster we have ti rted has been found to contain 
poisonous sulphate of copper, presumably used for the purpose 
of pros i mmonly at- 

tributed to trees than food, and more of the so-called 

ptomaine diseases are caused by 
The poison e r ol a pal gi ei a hue. marl 

Bcular pari and anybody can detect il 

without the aid of a m / to avoid being pois- 

oned by mei in our investigations, 

however, we have found that the California i ind the 

Pugel Sound ovsters are perfectly good." — Citi/ Chemist A. C. 
Bothe. 

Dr. Bothe, assisted by Assistant City Chemist Fred West and 
George Ahlers, who o working on the 

tests, found the shipments made as follows : 

"Merrill Raveland Oyster C pany, [few York, to Pacific 

Oyster Company here: John 1. Merrill, New York, to 
n Oyster I no O. Porth, New York, to 

Darbee & Immel here; •'. and J. Ellsworth. New York, to Mor- 
gan Oyster Company here: George Thompson Company. New 
York, to Darbee & Immel here; Sea Tan- Company, \e» York, 
to Lamb's Market and the St. Francis Mm i I here : and the Seal 
Sh pi Company, Connecticut, to the Cudahy Market here." 



Bums Hammam Baths 



229 ELLIS STREET 

San Francisco, Cal. 



January 7, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 




0WNCRIHL 



■• I I I ■ 



f ; ii*f 



If we could live last year over again, we should avoid seme 

of our mistakes, and replace them with the mistakes of others. — 
Some men have not sufficient horse-sense to enable them to say 
neigh. — One who itches for success should keep scratching. — 
Some are born statesmen; others have to be appointed. — All 
things are said to come to those who wait ; but, in ihe meantime, 
try and get a string on what you are waiting for. — An Oakland 
young man who was all ablaze with passion for his employer's 
daughter was promptly put out by her father. — Never judge a 
man by his apparel until after you have seen his wife's. — Never 
threaten to take advantage of your competitor; if you are going 
to do it, beg his pardon afterward — The ancients believed Ihe 
world was square, but several kinds of promotion schemes have 
been indented since. — Truth crashed to earth will rise again, 
and knock the stuffing out of the man who sells punk cigars, 
dime up in (in foil and fancy wrappers. — The greatest punish- 
ment for some men would be a hereafter with their own sort. 

Mr. Astor, by offering a $5,000 prize for the best specimen 

of a bear-dog, has, at least, awakened keen interest along a par- 
ticular line of thought. Suggestions of experiments such as are 
outlined by Mr. Astor would have been dangerous, a tew years 
since. And yet they are not unreasonable. i used, in 

our every-day life, to see like producing like in animal life that 
it is looked upon as a natural law, ami we call it heredity; but 
the cause is not, as yet, quite an open bo Us to us, and, possibly, 
out finite knowledge will 'lie hook 

to simple explanation, any more than such finite minds ean un- 
derstand unlimited space or eternal inn,. Maj then not be 
some oonceptive power thai we know not of and B arly 

:i S the in 1 i to tin' eye is thrown on tin- opl 

j perfeel picture, and i ped as a realitj to 

brain, the mot be] i i •'■. which remai 

Is model to build Dp within certain limits the embryo until 
it attains independent life? 

\\ hen (i e reflect upo 

living, prodi i b; - * iety as now i ondui l< 

effecl the enormi lin upon man's vitality, u 

b red health, derangement of mind and premi 

attendant and indirect, it re- 

quires no fine-spun argumei mtnd 

tat, as the moral law contemplates rtrii 

partnre from right doi ■ ry nature, suicidal. 

course, human courts can ta I 'lv of the • 

lin. , How THg 

is the dividing line be ween i 

and !ho>e which an 

if which tl>o civil law will not taki I 

"II. 

He doesn't do anything of the kin 
has all the grip on life that his p 
the mere 

isp upon the tendri - 
amount of money that I him, but - 

hold upon life. Tut thil 
Ben timer 
with men wh. 



It is now claimed that, under the persuasive infiuen 

radium, the healthiest and most rambunctious mi< rob is in 
to turn up its toes to the daisies and quietly ... The ex- 

periments thus far, however, have been made dpon whal maybe 

ten I the domesticated e which ire nur- 

tured and tamed in lesl tubes, ami the enervating influences of 
this experimental process may have the effect of so weakening 
their digestive organs that passage of the rays is attended by 
deleterious consequences, readily avoided by the savage, uatamed 
microbe roaming on its native lung. The results of further in- 
vestigation along this line will be awaited with interest tinctured 
with skepticism. 

The coolest, self-confessed, literary thief of recent years is 

one Henderson, of Chicago. Caught in the act of pilfering mat- 
ter which he embodied in an article and sold to a magazine as the 
product of his own brain, he has the audacity to say that he did 
not consider the publication, from which the article was filched, 
of sufficient value to be referred to under its title. And yet the 
contents were of sufficient value to be purloined and sold. In 
like manner does the robber of hen-roosts consider the source 
of his supply of too little consequence to be mentioned when 
he seeks a market, for his plunder. Such mention, would, indubi- 
tably, spoil his chances for a ready sale to an honest purchaser. 

The Chronicle says that the devil is dead, "but not on that 

account should we say nothing but good of him." Now, as a mat- 
ter of cold fact, why should we say anything bad? Wc are per- 
sistently instructed to avoid the devil and pass him by. No good 
ean come of having a controversy with his lurid majesty. He is 
supposed to he worsted only when you do the right thing, and, 
surely, the right thing ia to do as you would be done by. How 
do you want the devil to treat vou ? Rightly or wrongly? Is 
the poinl made clear? Then, speak well, or not at all, of the 
devil. Clean your own platter. 

• The Examiner makes mm advice of "one George 

Washington" that we avoid all i alliances, .in, I we may 

agree both with the d a led -■■•<< ad tb lis inguished 

is better to remain safe under shelter at lame." 
At the time given, this lent counsel. In tlm 

Idling infant, and the hack yard the 

nlations. However, at the ag 

hundred ami thirty-four, the old gentleman nee, be permitted, 
we think, to occasionally ride out upon the publi ithoui 

serious danger of being crippled by passing vehicles. 

— Chicago rhvmstor attempted to frame a jingle on the 

old Broken Bucket Shop, How "Dear" to my Purse, etc.; we 

Hire, the wreck over to our metrically gifted readers; .an they 

put the pi ier? 




ttfHI ' SCOTCH 

J" WHISKY 



MACKIE & CO. 
ISLAY. SCOTLAND 

Never in Bulk 
CHARLES MEINECKE & CO. 

ACEVTS PACIFIC COAST SAN FRANCISCO 



San Francisco News Letter 



d wary 7, 1911. 




New year's day has come and gone. Last year some of us died 
and some of us lived. This year it will be thi same, ^s a human- 
ity we mix the cup of tragedy and joy and drain to the climax. 
IT- a good game, a. selfish gam tay-care game, or 

just as yon want to feel it. Ask any of us what life 

is, and we do not know. Sc: - there a om of us hut who 

would have preferred not to D bom. We are horn 

and sometimes wi - sri I id lips or a 

smile. Never is it a smile of perfect happiness, however, but 

rather a smile of challenge. Life is battle. 

rnent: then fight the years that slay us. li does US no good to 

it that there is nothing else to -; and that ugh 
life. We know nothing beyond that, and we cannot guess. I 
of us .vim can be omething are lueky. Those of us who 

cannot are not to be blamed, any more than we are to be blamed 
for being bom. At any rate, it is well that all of us make the 
most of what's here, if we do not, we regret it when we are old. 
The graybeard speaks his knowledge — but rarely his 
grots. The man who carries his youth to the last is sublime. He 
occurs but seldom. But how magnificent to behold him striding 
to the end with the joyous, panther, fighting spirit of his youth. 
He is younger in his conquest, in the temperament thai 
him, than the very young. It is he who dies smiling — that smile 
of challi age. For, alter all, it is most terrible to die. But it is 
less terrible when you have lived and Eelt to the utter- 

most. This coming year, then, let us make the most of our- 
selves and the most of each other. Love is the supreme thing* in 
life. It is the only thing. We are SO poor without it that some- 
times we sell our soul- for it. If it is the real thing it is worth 
selling our souls for. When ii is false or unworthy, that - 
tragedy or mine. But we must cherish something — all of us. 
This year, theD., let us love our country, our home, our wife, or 
sweetheart, better than wo have yet done. 
S s' S 

The Count de Beaufort has taken to vaudeville. Eventually 
lie will arrive in this city. Let him cine. The Count first gained 
notoriety by marrying an American heiress; then be gained fur- 
ther notoriety hj s r. Now a manager is 
inghin hundred dollars per week. Few 
can beat our wives to ge. But it is said that the 
Count waltzes divinely. All the Mazies and 1 laisies of tie 
five like to see him waltz. Even will ring Eoi 
the sake of seeing him dance. His aci be shares with a 

fellow. It is a prize bull-dog. And while tie I i is built 

more on poodle !1 I didn't 

it wouldn't be the Count's fault. Nevei oni moment would 
he think of beating the dog. Prize pup though he is, the dog 
would probably bite back. A woman is an entirely different 
proposition. Besides, in quarreling with doggie, the Count would 
spoil his act instead of making it possible. How (lie press in 
this country establish and break us! Without the notoriet 
having beaten his wife, where would the Count be to-day? Prob- 
ably sucking i I or back-yard. But — well. 
the American public, through the medium of the yellow press. 

has become interested in the man of princely lineage wl 

the courage to misuse a weak woman. When the Count arrives in 



San Francisco we will all flock to see him. And because we do so 

he will draw his salary. The other kind of a wife-beater we put 

in jail. Isn't ii immense— for the Count. What a pack of fools 
we are ! 

5 <5 S 

Our poor police. Chief Seymour has decided that they shall 

eep igil inside the many and > i i - gambling joints ami no1 

outside as here re. Whai excuse will now be possible to thesi 

gentlemen? Of i se the prohibited games will go on just as 

before, but how- are our brave police going to accomplish it. Chief 

Seymour is a clever man. And under tin- new conditions, it will 
not be easy to deceive him. 

After all. is the Chief's plan .i good one? Is it well to place 
i Bingle blue- oated brother in. a single gambling den., that is, in 
fullsig ioker table, a crap game and a roulette wheel ? No. 

this is -ending him to perdition at too fast a clip. Think of 

bis prese osperity, Chief! Until now the gambling clubs 

succeeded in swindling only the public. To that public 

shall our police force be added. If so — let us hope that it will 

■h them to squeal — unless they get around it by de- 

manding a share of the profits. An eminent divine, whose name 

not at liberty to mention, was speaking to the writer in: 

rnnecl ■ other day. With regard to Chief Seymour's 

plan, he remarked: 

"It should prove an i so llettl force for good — but blind." 
0" » V 

New Orleans is crafty. San Franlcisco has genius. New Or- 
leans would put off ilu matter of the Panama-Pacific Exposition 
till next Congress. Bui San Francisco checkmated the move. 
\oh ii j- up to the gentlemen who sit in power at Washington. 

To do 1 1 1. I--, ersj justice, the; can decide only in one way — 

in favor of this city. With the exception of Louisiana, which 

ild imt rob of the right to he loyal to itself, the entire globe 

is in favor of ii-. San Francisco is the great Mecca of the West. 

amous n a dozen ways. When it was burned down, the 

whole world cried over it. When, like a flower ixu the night, it 

I of destruction, the whole world applauded in de- 

light. At the same time it gave them something to think about. 
The infinite resource and courage dis] - so utterly mar- 

velous. But those days are past — never to come again. For San 
Francisco the future surely holds no setbacks — only unlimited 
growth and power. Our geographical situation is commercially 
ideal. Our harbor, one of the finest in the world, will at last 
serve its purpose and to the uttermost. The Panama-Pacific 
Canal is the key to our kingdom. It means that steamships will 
sail from San Franlcisco to New York in fourteen days, and to 
the ne; i rest European port in eighteen days; that freight can be 
ed quicker to tie- Atli ioard by water than it can 

by rail. 1; o - that because the voyage from Panama to Yo- 
kohama is shorter by way of San Francisco thanl it is directly to 
Honolulu: that European steamers bound for all Oriental ports 
will make San Francisco a regular stopping place. It means 
on ih. become a world centre with a world 

trade; thai San Francisco shall dominate the Pacific Coast as 
New York dominates the Atlantic. Such is the horoscope of the 
city by the Golden Gate, ami Congress is well aware of it. And 
under the diplomatic surface ii knows that it owe- as the fair. 
?r tf o~ 

The patriot m oi thi Wesl ic picturesque, but hardly consist- 
ent If ii hml been, our home industries would he in a much 

more developed date than thej are to-day. Why not begin the 
Ve« fear with a resolution to make the most of ourselves by 
purchasing from ourselves, ami so create further industries and 
the utilization of our raw-materials. Take, for instance, Califor- 
nia marble. If- bully good marble, but we use little of it! 
It is a pretty marble, but do we see it adorning our homes? 



January 7, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



Among oilier grades of marble it is a stranger with as, and lias 
to be pointed out. ()i course, n would be impossible to use it 
exclusively, but we might use ii moiy frequently, li is the same 
with oilier commodities. We seem to prefer paying freight rales 
I mm the East. 

Talking of marble reminds us ol the story of a certain marble 
man of California who was asked what kind of a tombstone he 

was going to have when, he died. 

"'One oi California marble," he replied. 

"And what are you going to have on it?" inquired his inter- 
rogator. 

"As good as any, " responded the marble-man. 
5 5 5 

San Francisco is cursed with joy-riders. With too much wine 
aboard amd loo little sense, these people care lor nothing. The 
taking of life does not feaze them. Times without number peo- 
ple have been run over and killed — but still our joy-riders go 
on their mad careers. What is a joy-ride anyway':' A matter 
of too much whisky, too much woman, loo much night and unlaw- 
ful speed with an old duffer or iwo thrown ini to pay the price. If 
there weren't so many old duffers in this world ready to pay the 
price, perhaps there would be less joy-riding and less of the things 
that go with it. But no matter how much worked, the supply in 
old roues never seems to give out. Since that is the case, would 
it not be well to cut otf the manufacture. Condemn them to an 
easy death under the wheels of an automobile. Joy-riding would 
then cease. And perhaps some of our girls would Learn to content 
themselves with the poverty of the poor but ambitious young 
man. Perhaps? But until the millendum arm Lng 

should be done to stop this practice of running over good p' 
in the night hv a party of drunks. 

5 8 5 

Mrs. Hermann Oelrich of New \ nil, visited San Pra 
last month. Old residents will remem i 
Fair. Smce ami before the deal h oJ be < \. Pair, 

Mrs. OelrichB has spent mosl ol bei I and Europe. 

But in spite of the facl I bat -it.- i d a New fork, i lias 

never ceased i" 'He Cor San Francisco, w 10 ever loesi Be- 
sides, Tessie 1 ■.' of her happiest days here. She and 
her younger sister, Birdie, new Mrs. W. K. \ the 
pride of the town. San Fram forgets nor alio 
to lie forgotten, v, ■ ■ ■ i ' we 
know i 1 1. 1 1 his in remi 

entertained s pi them n- 

,,,,1 this sto ing come from her. An old San Fran- 

ing in New York, lie was destitute. The 
of Tessie Fair was touched, and she gave him eno 
l>a\ his w.n home. In nee a spiritual 

on him. 

"Do Mm fee] thai 3 u grill go to H • ritual 

ad\ iser. 

"What decs thai in., ; ian. "1 

big to San Fran 

5 5 5 

Burbank has created a new cherry thai 
Also tier. 

The leaves are arrai 

Burbank did nol -tart in on men run. W 1 

grafting we might haw 1 time. Bi 

keep on doing what Wl • Intormar: 

growth, physical, moral and 
this shouldn't be tb< 

more than eno 

[f, like 

trouble. 



Pears' 

Soap, like books, 
should be chosen 
with discretion. 
Both are capable of 
infinite harm. 

The selection of 
Pears' is a perfect 
choice and a safe- 
guard against soap 
evils. 

Matchless for the complexion. 



to grow up. Perhaps it is because we are too givem to senti- 
ment -i,i,,ii<'\ sentiment. Which is it more sinful — to covet 
your neighbor's w ife or his coin? The trouble is. thai the woman 

usual!) goes with money. >. the mules stand and kick. It's 

in, ini'i. 1 in in.,! Bui where are we going? Can 

Plungers, muckrakers and gay 

ers, have ye -1 1 and regarded the grinning 'skull? 

n't it maki ad-side tor a gold piece. In connec- 

tion >\iih this disi lebrated English phil- 

11-. A was alive. 

"That I have nevei been able to ttnd out, be replied. 

many of 11-. and we are all alike. So I ta 
quietly and gently thai people m . and thai I may love 

them, and lie measure be happy believing in thi 

5 5 5 
With lie 

We ,1 1 w.ini ai S 111 Fran, 

tacular th 1 The air-machine 

is. Why th 
stant 11 the part of a 1-. particu- 

makes no differ- 
ence. I is s the higher atmosphere 

pi 11 . \,i man can attain any- 
thing excepl .1 The 

This jnur- 
• in San ]' , make 

li v. An aeroplane may yield an un- 
lit let our .' 

-imply 
i lady "f qualil 

ruling 
that no woman a tie the 

matt 



9 

miary 



Powell 
I .linnont Hotel. 



Qrrfft Wtar® CrcB^iift h tad 



Harriett Watson Capwell. 



Club honesty has been attacked. Here is a note which came in 
I lie morning's mail : 

"My Dear Miss Capwell: li no longer puzzles me to read a I 

the marvelous reforms brought about by the California Club 

— though i know that thai club i- n ore responsible for the 

reforms than any other club. There »;i- a time-when I won- 
dered how Buch mis-statements crept into print, but now I know 
lhatn.ot only patent medicines, but clubs, can buy space in news- 
papers, and I am told that the California L'lub has an Ananias 
fund which it uses lo purchase space in which to blofl ite 
horn. The other clubs have press committees, but they do not oil 
the press with monthly checks. 

''1 have not detected a pro-California bias in your writing, so 

I lake it that you are not paid 1" proclaim the works of that club. 
Why don't you investigate the advertising they get. li would 

II ake good reading, and as you are Hot bribed, the article would 
be of some value. 

"A One-Time Clubwoman." 

The One-Time Clubwoman would have me skewer a hat on my 
head and go forth at once l" investigate. But I can accomplish 
my purpose bare-headed, without setting foot from the office. My 
i <irrespondent evidently has a talcni Eor smelling rats, a taleni 
wasted in this town, which was soured by Dr. Blue. .She cla 
that she has discovered that clubs pay for undue advertieii 
but her claims are I lie sli It licit pole explorers' dreams are n 
of. Nothing could be more ridii ulous, more easily discredited. J i 
frequently happens that credit is not given where credit is due, 
but it is due to error not to deliberate deception. Sometime 
the fault can be laid at the door of a communicative clubwoman 
who has not carefully verified her communications. For exam- 
ple, not long ago a friend told me that the Corona Club was 
going to present a drinking fountain at the Ferry Building to 
city, and I chronicled the information in complimentary terms 
to the Corona. A day or two later I heard that the gift C8 
exclusively from the civic department of the California Club. 
My informant had pieced together a few stray words caught at 
a Corona meeting, where the drinking fountain was discussed, 
and had carried away the wrong impression to share with dm . 

Sometimes the club reporter is at fault. She is a bus\ 
son, and rarely can she stay through a meeting. She must 
make a rag-carpet of her time, and the patches do not always 
match. You do not often find a ripped seam in the club n.oie-. 
but there are times when you can catch hold of one thread, and 
zip! the whole thing rips to pieces. Then my correspondent 
fancies that the error is deliberate, that influence or money or 
both have been used to fool the public. Nothing could be furl 
from the truth. To be sure, the California Club does achieve 
more newspapereity than most of the other dubs, but that is be- 
cause it is a club that is up and doing all the time, and thus 
it furnishes more "copy" for the newspapers. Its endeavors ex- 
pand to the circumference of the horizon, and it can joke and take 
a joke about its own energetic efforts. \< 
jinks, the president . Mrs. Lovell While, was thus satirized 

"Let me control the seasons and the rains, 

Give me the rivers, lakes and harbors, 

Give me the forests, and not a tree, great or small. 

E'er beneath the axe shall fall. 

Give me Telegraph Hill — no, the earth — 

It is what I've wanted since birth." 
© © © 
I am not a clairvoyant, an astrologer, a medium nor yet a 
chirographist, but I fancy I know what is Fussing the One-'J inn 
Clubwoman. She would have us believe that she'is a stickler ; 
giving credit where credit is due, and yet I dare say that she is 
no longer a clubwoman because she wanted credit where credit 
was not due! Nine women out of ten who abandon the club 
movement do so because they feel that their talents are not ap- 
preciated, their brilliancy is not rewarded, their superiority is 
not recognized. There is splendid discipline in club work, ft is 
good soldiering for women; it teaches them to keep in step with 
a regiment instead of every woman striking her own gait. There 
are a few women who cannot bear to march in the ranks; they 
want to become officers at once, and failing in this, they desert. 
Only such could fancy that a club would"keep a fund for ad- 
vertising purposes. 



Clubs are not all dedicated to the same purpose, though all 
clubs have a point of contact through the federation. The 
clubs that accent civic energy are those which are of most inter- 
est to the general public, and as the California Club, possibly 
mure than, any other, sticks its finger in the municipal pie, it 
pulls out the plums of advertising. It is not always pleasant 
reading for the members, for many of their projects are trussed 
for grilling, but they have learned to take everything from a 
roast to nuts in good part. 

© © © 

Ai the last meeting of this club the work of three months was 

summed up. and some idea oJ its en ic energy may be gained Fi 

the fact that it has been largely instrumental in having three 
nil- pre! inted ie Assembly. Clubwomen are now in Sacra- 
mento working among their friends for the passage of these bills. 
which relate to the white slave traffic, the establishment of a 
State tuberculosis sanitarium, and the founding of a school of 
forestry at the State University. The installation last v/eek of 
the aforementioned drinking fountain at the Ferry Building is 
er evidence that the personal demands of the holiday season 
'i interfere with club ami municipal projei 

Nor does any project interfere with the yearly auditing of the 
books in which every w man's club engages at this time. The 
reports of the clubs which own their own buildings make inter- 
esting reading, and prove thai business ability in club affairs 
knows no gender. Then was a time when the management of a 
woman's club made m on business acumen, but to-day 

the tax is tremendous. Ttu I Club stands on a valuable 

lot on the corner of Sutter and Franklin streets. The club owns 
the Ice j and the lot, and sublets moms in the 

building to other clubs, rents the auditorium for dances, has ac- 
commo - and receptions. The house com- 

mittee has to contend with problems from catering to coal bills, 
and so cleverly are these problems solved that many a man's 
club would envy the ledger of the Century Club. In the days 
when a woman- .bib was a peripatetic affair going the rounds 
of the "parlors" of the members, only one witli a tremendous gift 
of prophecy could have visualized a woman's club housed as is 
the Century Club and making its building pay interest on the 
investment. 

From the parlor period, the woman's club graduates into 
rented quarters. The long step to the down town district was 
timidly taken. Most luted from up-town quarters to 

the down-town district. The own-your-own-buikling idea was 
in very robust condition in San Francisco before the fire, and 
the ambition of mosl of the clubs was to own dowo-town bnild- 
OgS. The California Club realized that ambition, hut after tiie 
lire, built at 1760 Clay street, near Van Ness avenue, and its 
building has just ahoui paid for itself. During the last three 
months, the indebtedness was reduced by $2,000 -a neat sum to 
gather together in that time. 



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January 7, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



11 




PlfiASWE'SUND 



T* *,~mm*WJ%em#i*.J%~l 




Mary Mamnering m "A Man's World" at the Savoy. 

Rachel Crothers, who wrote "A Man's World" is known to the 
theatre-going public through the medium of "The Three of TJs," 
which ha? been seen i'fii this city. In her new play she has made 
a radical departure from her previous efforts, and has gone into 
good old-fashioned drama, even having the temerity to tackle one 
of the greatest social problems of the day, something which is as 
old as Adam, viz., "equality of the sexes." Miss Crothers has 
written with a bold, free hand, dipping deep into the vexed 
question. AVhatever may be said for or against the merit of 
the play, the stolid fact remains that she has evolved a stirring 
and vitally interesting story, which grips and holds. She tries to 
show how a woman is given the worst of it inl this world in all 
things pertaining to ethics, and how man sets the standard and 
how women must live up to it. and how men expect everything 
from a woman, and expect to give so little in return. Many 
there are who will find fault because the heroine does not become 
reconciled to heT lover in the end. and make everybody happy 
with the conventional ending, but the authoress must slick to 
her guns and live up to the principles she is expounding. The 
dialogue is direct and forceful, and the climax is worked up 
logically and rationally. The characters arc all as a rule drawn 
with a hand that understands life in all its phases. There seems 
to be no visible straining after effect; which invariably tends to 
impart an air of artificiality I" many plays. 

I went to the theatre expecting so little and was agreeably dis- 
appointed, in fact, delighted with a rattling good play, and a 
company which for evenness of general excellence has noi been 

surpassed, T do not desire al this time I" enter into .i di 
of the subject matter. We knew these evils exist. We cannot 
very well shut our eyes to them. The theme of the play is uttered 
by one of lite characters) w i , , gums ii all up as follows: "This 





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is a man's world. Man sets the standard for woman. He 

better than he is, and he demands I and if she 

isn't, ~i !•■'- gol to Buffer for it. That's the whole business in a 
nutshell."' Hist I i a woman, and writing on such 

a theme, has shown the natural i 

ihc woman in the pla\ and m.il ro a regular Bcalawag, 

with hardl) a redeeming trait. For do obvious i 

ashamed tor tl ne blot on hi< life, when 

by doing bo be ! 

than his life. But M tting forth 

her principles, and in depict men- man 

in all with all his attendai rod with all 

poeaibli the mouth. 

stinctively feel, and I know that I speak for the fairer 

■ end- 
I in the light of her 

love. JU-' 

M -- M .tl- g, ' ,; is noi !- ; '' d as foi 

rhich no doubt was expressly written for her. 
This delightful • in her art. 

There is mi 

her sp< Hirer hand, and in 1 

l 
believe thai the play i ork. 

\l - 
• 

I 
"Ben-1 1 

of him. He i- • 
work. 

bad. He is. however 
Wyngate, of the old Alcazar d 



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January 7, 1911. 



study, and the same can be said of Arthur Bertelet and Claude 
Bogel. Mark Short is a very clever child actor. In Ann Crewe 
and Helen Ormsbee. Miss Mannering has two remarkably clever 
women. In short, the company is deserving of the greatest pos- 
sible praise. The settinas are verv good. 

* *" * 

"Salomy Jane" at ike Alcazar. 

It was in the role of Bret Harte's heroine that Eleanor Robson 
climbed to the height of her popularity in New York, where the 
play was produced more as an experiment than in the light of a 
legitimate production. It was an immediate success, made more 
emphatic through the fine work of Miss Robson. The Alcazar 
players introduced us to the play a season or more ago, when I 
did' not have the opportunity of witnessing it. I remember that 
Miss Vaughan was credited at the time with achieving a distinct 
success in the play, hence t looked forward with considerable 
pleasure and anticipation to the performance, specially as it was 
my first glimpse of Miss Vaughan and Mr. Lytell since their 
return to the local fold. 

It is hardly necessary at this time to enter into a technical 
analysis of tne plav. as this has been done some time ago. The 
fact remains, however, that Paul Armstrong made a mighty fine 
plav from the stories of Bret Harte, a story that is at once pic- 
turesque and interesting, which should make an appeal to all 
Californians. as its action is placed amid our own redwoods. It 
was at a time when the gold fever was still in the air. and when 
the Vigilantes ruled this part of the country. Excii 
sralore runs through the four acts, and many famous characters 
of Bret Harte's stories stalk through the scenes. Personally I 
see no reason why the play should not have an extended run. It 
is by all odds the best thing I have seen the Alcazar players do 
for many weeks: in fact, every character is done with surprising 
fidelity, and the mounting of the play leaves nothing to be de- 
sired. 

Scenic artist Williams has fairly outdone himself, and seems 
to have caught the spirit of our forest witli his magic brush. 
Miss Vaughan I found slenderer and cleverer than ever. There 
still remains that fine voice of hers, with which she is able so 
easily to run the entire gamut of emotions, and her own distincl 
personality permeated with magnetism. She makes of the hero- 
ine an appealing sympathetic figure, possibly too gentle and deli- 
cate for such rough, uncouth surroundings, yet an inspirit 
ure which moves through the play with nn almost inspirational 



touch, from which our eyes never wander for an instant. So 
much good work is done by every individual in the company that 
I am at a l08B whom I should select for first honors. 1 liked 
tremendously the Jack Marbury of Will Walling, ft 
wonderful study, a quiet, dignified figure, of which the actor 
made a positive bas-relief. It is the very best thing I have ->< n 
Walling do for months. 

The Colonel Starbottle of Howard Hickman was also a splen- 
did characterization, portrayed with much fidelity and truth. 
Hickman is without doubt a clever and versatile actor. With 
twenty to thirty pounds added to his stature, I would have pre- 
dicted a capital leading man. Bennison as Yuba Bill also fives 
a performance which deserves special praise and mention. This 
most excellent actor improves his work every day. II 
capable fellow, conscientious to a fault. 

Chatterton as Rufe Waters was very good in a somewhai 
thankless role, md Isaac Dillon was very satisfactory as Lara- 
bee. Walter Belasco surprised me with a wonderful character 
sketch as Ited Pete. lie seems to exactly lit the part, or possi- 
bly I might say thai the role exactly fits him. Be that as it may, 
Belasco showed what can be done with a "bit/* Tt was an ex- 
cellent piece of work. Burt Wesner was simply fine as M 
Clay, a picturesque figure always. Charles Qunn, as Low, was 
strikingly effective, making his character stand out with domina- 
tion and authority. It was a splendid performance. Even 
Bi [garde pni aside her personality and individuality long i 
to give a quaint characterization as Red Pete's wife. Bertram 
Lytell as the Man has little to do, but he does it well, playing 
with a quiet, reserved force which is most effective. 

Summed up briefly. I state again that (he entire performance 
reaches the high water mark in Alcazar history, and I shall be 
grievously disappointed to learn that the play will not run for 
more than a week. It is a memorable perfoi tnai * . which every 
Californian should not fail to see. 

* » * 

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

Mary Mannering will make her last appearance at the Savoy 
Theatre in "A Man'? World" this Saturi ling, and on 

Sunday "The Nigger."' Edward « - much discussed play 

dealing with the Southern race problem will begin an engage- 
ment limited to eight nights. Miss Maxine Elliott, who enjoys 
the distinction of being America"? only actress manager, will 
follow "The Nigger" at the Savoy, presenting "T 




Scene from "The Nigger" which will be presented by Florence Roberts and a strong company at the Savoy Theatre Sunday 
night. 



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Sex," the jolly nautical comedy in which she sailed to success 
in a spanking breeze during a long run at 1'alv's Theatre, New 
York, last season. 



The management of the Columbia Theatre announces that 
Charles Frohman's great production "I' the melodious "The Hol- 
lar Princess," will remain the attraction at dial playhouse for a 
third and last week, commencing with Ihis Sunday night, Janu- 
ary 8th. From a musical standpoint, "The Dollar Princess" 
surpasses anly work brought West in a decade. The company, 
headed by Daphne Glenrie and Franklin Farnum, is all that 
could be desired, and individual success has been achieved in 
many instances. "The Dollar Princess" will be seen for the last 
time on Saturday night, January 14th. There will be matinees 
on Wednesday and Saturday. 

"The Traveling Salesman." .'lames Forbes' comedy, based on 
the life of "the man of the grip," will plav a limited engagement 
at the Columbia Theatre commencing Monday night, January 
16th. 

* * * 

One of the funniest comedies ever written is "Billy," which 
is to be given its fii'sl presentation in San Francisco next Mon- 
day evening at the Alcazar, witli Evelyn Vaughan and Bertram 
Lytell in the leading roles. It was constructed by Mr. and Mrs. 
Sydney Drew, anfl produced by them in N T ew York, where it 
scored a long and profitable run, after which it was put on tour 
and made much money for its proprietors. 

* * * 

Alice Lloyd continues to he the theatrical sensation of the 
city. No greater favorite has ever appeared at the Orphetun, and 
she is received at every performance with the most enthusiastic 

demonstrations of approval. For next week, which will most 
positively he her last. Miss T.lovd promises a new repertoire 
songs. 

Among the new acts will he Joseph Hart's "Bathing Girls." 
a pretentions girl review. The «ix scenes in it include a view 
of Madison Square Harden, the \ T ew York l?oof Garden, an 
arlist's studio, the beach of Ton? BraWch and an actual surf 
scene. 

Bonita. musical comedy prima donna, who ip playing a brief 

engagement in vaudeville, will appear in b 

comedy, "the Real Girl." She will be supported by Lew Fleam 

and company. 

The TTanlnn Brothers, erstwhile rtars of "Snperba" and "Fun- 
taenia" and other extravaganzas, will he included in the I 
Kill. 

! 1 1 e, W'ulff and Waldoff, a trio of German acrobats ami 

li ins, wdl in.trodiii e many novo] f. 

Ilihhcrl & Warren, two unique min'trels. will pro 
lime which they call "Colored But Nol Born That Way." 

"A Nighi in a Mmder M,,- ; . Rail." 
Roches, will return for next week onlv. 

The motion pictures, which will conclude the :■ 
show the workings of the Polti i and F Departmenl 
York City. 

* » • 

Dr. II. .1 - 
St. Dominic's Chur h on The 

t ith mil! fa York, at I 

e Hall, b 
York Sympho 
famous I'aulist Choir of Chicago, under thi 

Finn, agisted by 

sum: at St. Dominic's and »n of the 

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\ traveling man was stranded over Sunday in a small 

l own in the Wed. when there was a streel fair in, progress. He 
walked about ami could find nothing to do until be came 
a place where various re offered for knocking over rag- 

dolls by throwing baseballs at them— three shots for a ■ 
Fie threw three halls and hit nothing. TTe tried three more and 
bit nothing. He invested several more nickels and still had no 
luck. Finally he weni back to his hotel in disgust and wrote 
to his wife: "Dear Wife — Yon cannot imagine how lonesome 1 
am here. Indeed, I have Keen missing the children all the 
noon." — Saturday Evemng Post. 



Mrs. Dobhs was trying to find out the likes and dislikes 

of her new boarder, and all she learned increased her satisfaction. 
"Do yon want pie for breakfast?" she asked. "No, I thank you," 
said the new boarder, with a smile. 'Tie for breakfast seems a 
little too much." "That's just the way I look at it," said Mis. 
Dobhs, heartily. "I say pie for dinner is a necessity, and pie for 
supper gives a sort o' finishing touch to the day. but pie for 
breakfast is what I call puttin' on airs.'" — Youth's Companion. 



A FAMILIAR PHRASE. 
"Three of a kind beat two pair," especially when the trio is made up of 
you and "she" and a. l>ox of George Haas .v.- Sons' Mello Cream Chocolates. 
Four stores where you can buy tie in: Phelan Building: Fillmore at Ellis: 
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Nightly including- Sundays. Matinees Wednesday and Saturday. 
Monday. January 9th, third and lasl week. Charles Frohman's 
musical production triumph, 

THE DOLLAR PRINCESS. 

i.:i.i lime Saturday night. January 14th. 

Monday, January 16th — THE TRAVELING SAUESMAN. 

Watch for "The Girl in the Tax!" a -'ream. 

Alcazar Theatre ™s™&~*"w> b ™™b. mi. 

Belasco and Mayer, Owner* and Manager*. 

Week commencing Monday. January oth. EVELYN VAUQHAN, 

BERTRAM I.YTEI.I. and the Ucaxar players In Mr. and Mrs. 

i hit. 

BILLY. 
Its first p' I the West. 

Prices — Night. 25<\ to M : matinees. 36c, to 50r Matinee Saturday 
and E a DOX-offioe and Emporium. 

Orr)h,eu,w, oTr»™n Bt™.«, 

\yi JJIVZ/IAjHV Bet Stockton and Powell. 
Safe* aid Moti Munificent Theatre in America. 
Week beginning this Sund atlnee every day. Most 

positively last week of the Incotn] lenne. 

ALICE LLOYD. 

Thai fai s nUnetre] man. LEW sri.I.Y. In conjunction with 

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The New Year celebration which is distinctive of San Fram- 
ciscOj lias brought about a change in the form of entertainment. 
Before the cafe celebration became almost a law and a rite, it 
was customary for at least our society host to ask the smari set 
to see the New Year in under some private roof. For many years 
the De Youngs chose that nigh I for proffering entertainment) 
and Dr. Tevis was also wont to rub bis Aladdin's lamp and trans- 
port his guests to fairyland. Dr. Tevis has not thus greeted the 
chubby New Year since the fire burned down the old home in 
Taylor street, and several seasons ago the de Youngs aba! 
that night for private hospitality. 

For there is a spirit abroad whir]) moves society to take part 
in the mad. merry whirl of the cafes. There is diablerie in pelt- 
ins confetti at a stranger in a smart cafe, a thrill which intimate 
hospitality never affords. Society feels as if it n 
something when, it docs not mingle with the cafe crowds. The 
old-fashioned stickler for the good old days can always squeeze 
out a tear over the Celebration That Was. but there is much 
democracy in the Celebration That Is and the New Year is a 
democratic young soul with a Bocialisti bias, and surely the 
rubbing elbows of all classes pleases him. I saw a handsome 
woman deftly wind Henry T. Scott if, a maze of serpentine, and 
with great gleg jf rs Seott caught the ladv with the ame ammu- 
nition, ami a per-,, nil equation nol soluble in figures was estab- 
lished while Mr. Scott untangled himself. Yet the two ladies 
arc not in the same set have neither a speaking nor a bowing 
acquaintance, but that nighl of nights their vibrations traveled 
alone the same friendly route. 

It is in this good fellowship, this meeting and mingling of the 
people of the thousand and one sets that the virtue of the cele- 
bration lies. The privileges are abus & by some, but for the 
most part the liberty is not parsed as license. At the St. Francis 
Hotel Mrs. Gus Taylor wi lamented upon as the 
most stunning young matron present. She wore a cerise chiffon 
gown that was airily disdainful of copyists, for in its very sim- 
plicity it defied imitation save by artist band. Mrs. Taylor in- 
sists that she is fretting plump, but she is still fashionably frank- 
in the matter of bones. Of the young girls present, Ml-- V, ra 
Talbot seemed to attract the most attention. To be sure, she is 
pretty and winsome enough to arrest the most critical glance, 
but there was another reason for lingering long in her dire, tion 
By some strange telepathic process, every one in the room knew 
that Cupid was dining incognito at that table. There is no ac- 
counting for the ideas which take p ssi ! a crowd, though 

they are never put into words. No one overhears the 
man make hi- confession of love and fealty, and yet almost every- 
one there sensed that romance was stalking the particular table 
at which Miss Talbot sat. 

The voung man who is said to have asked for her fair young 
hand and to have received affirmative answer, 1= in th 

business. His father p | wealthiest 

physicians in this city. .\ sister married several years ago 
with her husband spends much time abroad. Last year they 
were the guests of the Bonrke Cochranes i Miss Ide) in Wash- 
ington. The Ide L'iils have many friends in San Francisco, hav- 
ing visited the Carolans severai times. Mrs. Cochrane was a 
guest at the famous "appendicitis" dinner given by the, sister 
of Miss Talbot's admirer. Only those who had suffered from 
appendicitis were eligible at this remarkable feast. 

On telepathic authority one cannot make engage nt an- 
nouncements, but all the signs and symbols look propitious. On 
Monday night the young man gave a theatre party in honor of 



Miss Talbot. 



© © 



Miss Enid Gregg was a great disappointment to Honolulu 
society. Sheathe your sabers, knights of the fair Enid, and let 
the tale proceed. It seems incomprehensible that the efferves- 
cent Enid could disappoint the islanders who are looking for 
champagne personalities as their own cease to sparkle in that 



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ie that Enid did not come up to expectations. 
\\ lint did they want, those effete islanders? Surely the dash- 
ing Enid has chic and talei-i enough to animate a tropic 
audience, she did please, bul catch bold of the secret with 
both hands — be did not shock! Yes, the Honolulu exile- wanted 
mo iv than a thrill: thej wanted to be shocked and our Enid did 
not even furnish a lin i r. They bad been prepared for a 

dashing edition of Alice RooSOVeH LongWOrth, and Alice, as we 
all laiow, made them -it up and take notice to the extent that 
you can still get a dicker of conversation out of them on the 
subject of bow many cigan ed ai a certain 

tion, and what -lie wore or didn't wear bathing at Waikiki, and 
what — but we won't go into (hit. 

Enid Gregg danced and sang and played th,' piano for them, 
and talked in almost anj languagi hei partner preferred, but 

still Honolulu society sat around Bxpei tan! for the shock'. The 

Korea -ailed away with the stunning Enid draped in lais, but 
some of the sigh- disappointment. 

The much-heralded girl did nol in on — she 

did not even bend OB 

Eowever, there i- another San Franciscan, a fair grass » 
• stirring thing* up a bil in the islands, she went down 
as the guesi of a wealthy member of the royal family, and is be- 
ing lai rtained. Her arm\ important, 
and the brass button set is alerl for her pleasure. The lady ha* 

an impulsive wai ; spu I ha| n i n 

intended for utterance, and □ christened the 

Yellow Peril — a tribute o hei I i i and hake to 

her conversational ability. is been n 

i- ! iiri-. She told at a dinner party that she had 

unjustly accused that ber small Bon showed 

talent, so he would pr< ave to go into the army or the 

navy. The dinner was ind the resurrection of 

inard was not ins iiri 1. Thi idea of my saying such a 

thing," exclaimed the lady in i in "Why. the child is 

still too young to »ht over him !" 

© © e 

Ethel Cook Postley is attraetin I deal of attention in 

the shops and cafes and at the i svhii h she 

has appeared. There have been only one or two entertainments 
on a la\ isb bi ale since hei arrival, she was a house guest of the 



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Hamilton* al Menlo over the week-end, bui came up to town for 
the Sharon reception at the Palace on New Yeara day. Her 
clothes are the latesl things in Parisian hobbles, and by no means 
as scant as some of thi skirts worn in these parts. Her little son, 
Clarence, attracted much attention the other day as be went the 
rounds of the shops with his mother, lie is a very frail, delicate 
laddie, and in his French make-up looks like a picture boy. He 
chatters ouly in French, English never having been introduced 
into his nursery. Mrs. Postley is helping Miss Frances Howard, 
who is to marry her brocher, Clifford Cook, select a trousseau. 
ffi ffi © 

There is just a possibility that Mrs. Hesketh (Florence Breck- 
enridge) and her small heir, will spend a part of the winter in 
San Francisco. Her husband, whose illness caused a great deal 
of uneasiness, is now said to be in, the best of spirits and health, 
and will accompany his wife if the journey to the coast is made. 
Other distinguished visitors who will soon be here are the White- 
law Reids, who are coming out in time for the Crocker-Irwin 
wedding, which, with the Chesebrough-Newhall marriage, illu- 
minates the wedding calendar. Tcmpleton and Jennie Crocker 
are very dear to Mrs. Whitelaw Reid, who was their mother's 
most intimate friend, and Mrs. Reid is making the journey at 
this season so as to be present at the wedding. Mrs. John Ward 
(Jean Reid) writes that whenever her dearest chum, Jennie, 
marries she will come, though the event take place in an aero- 
plane in the western sky, but Templeton is not of enough im- 
portance for her to leave her baby in London. Jennie Crocker 
was the only bridesmaid at the Ward-Reid wedding, and has 
since visited them in London at least once every season. 

If the matchmakers are at all reliable, we may look forward 
to a visit from the Honorable John Ward, wile and child, for 
the matchmakers insist that Miss Jennie Crocker has finally suc- 
Cumbed to the wiles of Cupid and is looking favorably upon the 
suit of her most devoted admirer. 

9 © © 

The Cinderella ball on Friday nighl was preceded by so many 
dinner parlies thai it is a question if a single guest dined en 

famille. Balls thai nave dinner Eoreru :rs always start off 

more merrily than those for which the guests have not had then' 
spirits warmed up by a gai dinner. The Cinder eh 
by a number of matrons who dancer] through their belledom at a 
series of dances so named, and the same set, anxious to return 
hospitality by composite hostship, decided to use the old name 
which has always spelled magic. These I inderella dances are 
not the small and earlie ol the other seasons, but rer] elabo- 
rate affairs, delightful in everj detail tnd not only the 
young Bet, dominal ml the older sets, i at 

into the spirit of the bail. January is going to be the dancing 
dervish of the months Fully a dozen dances are to be credited 
to the first bom of the (rear. 

© © © 

Eighteen hundn ft pi Jew Year's table 

d'hote supper in the Hotel S I tight, and 

enjoyed the annual i m that lias made thai fam- 

ous all o\er the world. Reservations had ft for two 

months, some of them coming from such remote point! 
don. China. I'a'-is. Munich and St. Petersburg. Seated at the 
tabli s were visitin ! lis, army - 

high rank, who are here to witness the military el dur- 

the aviation meet, dignitaries of the Chi 
in I i ous ( ii'ieir San 

Fran iety. 

Benjamin I le '■ B tin He Wheeler, ,'r.. spent 

New rear's at Del Monte. Thej are both v*ry fond of b 
back riding, an 1 with I 'tree 

daughters, who. with Mrs, Wheelei an . had 

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sunshine. 



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January 7, 1911. 



§®dM sm4 P©rs®ia<sil Etosas 



Announcements suitable for this Department are desired. Contri- 
butions must reach this office by Wednesday morning to appear In the 
current Issue, and must be signed to receive attention. 

ENGAGEMENTS. 
CALHOUN -FOSTER. — The engagement is announced of Mies Margaret 

Calhoun, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Calhoun, and Paul Scott 

Foster. 
WEBSTER- ARNOLD. — The engagement Es announced of Miss Mabel 

Webster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Webster, and Clement 

Arnold. The wedding will probably take- place in the spring. 
WILSON-STJTTOIS. — The engagement l£ d of Miss Maud Wilson, 

daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar M. Wilson, and Ertinyham Sutton. 

son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Sutton. 

WEDDINGS. 

DEAL-D1MOND. — The wedding of Miss Jeanette Deal, daughter of Mr. 

and Mrs. W. E. F. Deal, and Alan Dlmond, took place at the home of 

the bride last Wednesday evening. 
IRWIN-CROCKER. — The wedding of Miss Helene Irwin and Templeton 

Crocker will be celebrated at the home of the bride's parents in 

Washington street on February 28th. 
# NEWHALL-CHESEBROUGH. — The wedding of Miss Elizabeth Newhali, 

daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mayo Newhali, and Arthur Criese- 

brough will take place on January 18th. 

LUNCHEONS. 
BARRON. — Mr. and Mrs. Ward Barron were hosts at an informal lunch- 
eon at the St. Francis recently. 
COFFIN. — Miss Sara Coffin was hostess at a pretty luncheon at her 

home on Washington street recently. 
LAWSON. — John Lawson was host at a luncheon at the Fairmont on 

Tuesday. 
MOORE. — Mrs. Percy Moore entertained at an informal luncheon at the 

St Francis recently. 
RATHBONE. — Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Rathbone were luncheon hosts at the 

St. Francis on Tuesday. 
RYER. — Mrs. Fletcher Ryer entertained at a luncheon at the St. Francis 

on Tuesday. 
STONE. — Miss Harriett Stone was a luncheon hostess at the Fairmont 

on Friday. 

TEAS. 
ASHE. — Mrs. William Ashe presided at an informal tea at the Palace on 

Tuesday. 
CARRIGAN. — Miss Margaret Carrlgan was a tea hostess at the home of 

her parents last Wednesday afternoon. 
GR1ER. — Mrs. Walter Grier entertained at an elaborate tea recently 

the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Scott Wilson. 
HARRIS. — Mrs. Lawrence Harris <-nt< rtalned at a tea on Thursday after- 
noon in honor of Miss Margaret Carrlgan. 
HARRISON. — Miss Lucy Harrison presided over a happy New Year tea 

last Sunday afternon. 
McCORMlCK. — Miss Louise McCormick entertained at an informal tea 

last Saturday in her Washington street home. 
SELFRIDGE. — Mrs. Russell Selfrl lined at a large tea on Tti 

day afternoon in compliment to Mrs. Carl Schoonmaker. 
STONE. — Miss Jennie Stone was a tea hostess at the Fairmont recently 

in compliment to her niece, Miss Harriet Stone. 

*"* ' DINNERS. 

ANDERSON.— Mr. and Mrs. Frank Anderson will be hosts at a dinner at 
the St. Francis on the evening of January JUth. 

BAKER. — Miss "Dorothy Baker will be a dinner hostess in her Jackson 
street home on January 20th. 

BALDWIN.— Miss Mildred Baldwin entertained at a dinner hi the Pre- 
sidio Terrace home of her parents on Tuesday evening In compli- 
ment to Miss Marguerite Doe. 

BARRON. — Mr. and Mrs. Ward Barron were dinner hosts at the Fair- 
mont recently. 

BLANDING. — Mr. and Mi's. Gordon Blanding will be hosts at a dinner 
at the Fairmont next Thursday evening. 

CALHOUN. — Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Calhoun entertained at an elaborate 
dinner on Wednesday evening. 

CHIPMAN. — Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dwlght Chlpman entertained at an 
enjoyable dinner recently. 
- DEERING. — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Deering entertained at a dinner re- 
cently in honorof Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hopkins, of rbara, 

DONOHOE. — Mr. and Mis. Joseph A. Donohoc entertained at an elaborate 
dinner In the Gray Room of the St. Francis last evening. 

GARTENLAUB — Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Gartenlaub entertained at a hand- 
some dinner recently In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schlacks. 

HAMMON. — Mr. and Mrs. Wendell P. Hammon will entertain at an 
elaborate dinner on January 27th. 

HAMILTON. — Mrs. Alexander Hamilton entertained at a dinner in their 
Menlo Park home in compliment to Mrs. Ethel Cook JPostley. 

HOPKINS. — Miss Florence Hopkins entertained at a handsomely-ap- 
pointed dinner in her California street home recently in compliment 
to Miss Helene Irwin. 

MICHAELS. — Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Michaels entertained at a dinner at 
the St. Francis on Tuesday evening. » 

MARTIN. — Mr. and Mrs. Walter Martin will entertain at an elaborate 
dinner at the St. Francis on January 20th in compliment to Miss 
Helene Irwin and Templeton Crocker. 

MARTIN. — Mrs. Eleanor Martin was hostess at an elaborate dinner re- 
cently to Mrs. Hermann Oelrlchs and her son, Hermann Oelrichs, Jr. 



PAYNE. — Miss Marie Payne entertained at a dinner recently to Miss 

Adeline Bogart. 
OTIS. — Mrs. James Otis entertained a group of the debutante sot at a 

dinner recently in her Broadway home. 
REED. — Miss Merritt Reid entertained at a handsome dinner recently In 

her Gough street home in compliment to Miss Marie Louise Elkins 

and Miss Jane Selby. 
SMITH. — Mr. and Mrs. Clarence M. Smith were hosts at a beautifully- 
appointed dinner at the Bohemian Club recently in compliment t." 

Baron and Baioness von Turcke, of Germany. 
ST1REWALT. — Mrs. Henry Walter Stirewalt entertained at a dinner in 

her Oak street home recently in compliment to Mrs. Sales and Mrs. 

John E. M. Gimm of Fairbanks, Alaska. 
WINN. — Miss Dora Winn was a dinner hostess recently at the Boardman 

residence on California street. 
WILSON. — Mrs. Russell Wilson will entertain at a dinner next Tuesday 

evening in honor of Miss Ysobel Chase. 
WRIGHT. — Edgerton and Harvey Wright entertained at a dinner and 

theatre party recently in compliment to Miss Constance McLaren. 

RECEPTIONS. 
ALLEN. — Mrs. E. T. Allen entertained at a reception In her Jackson 

street home Friday afternoon in compliment to Ensign and Mrs. 

George W. Kenyon. 
CHTJBB. — Colonel and Mrs. Charles St. John Chubb entertained at a 

New Year's eve reception at the Presidio. 
McCUTCHEON.— Mrs. Euward McCutcheon entertained delightfully at an 

informal New Year's reception. 
SHARON.— Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Sharon entertained at an informal 

reception In their suite at the Palace on New Years day. 

PARTIES. 
BOARDMAN. — Mrs. George C. Boardman entertained at a fancy dress 

party on Tuesday evening In honor of her granddaughter. Miss Dora 

Winn. 
SHORB. — Miss Ethel Shorb entertained at a New Year's eve party at 

her home. 

DANCES. 
CROCKER.— Mr. and Mrs. William H. Crocker entertained at a dance at 

the Palace New Year's eve for the pleasure of their son, William H.. 

Jr. 
EYRE. — Miss Mary Byre will entertain at a dance in Century Hall next 

Thursday evening for her niece, Miss Lee Giivin. 

DANCING PARTIES. 
FOLGER. — Mr. and Mrs. Athearn Folger entertained at a dancing party 

on Wednesday evening In compliment to Miss Myra Josselyn. 
STOWE. — Mr. and Mrs. Yanderlyn Stowe entertained at an elaborate 

dancing party recently In honor of their son, Ashley Stowe. 
WELLER. — Judge and Mrs. Charles Weller entertained at a prettily ap- 
pointed dinner in their Pacific avenue home recently in compliment t«. 
William Aflbe and Walter H. Seymour. 

MUSICALES. 

&OOFBR. — Mies Jeanettt Hooper entertained at a muslcale and tea re- 
cently in honor of Miss Lucy Stehblns. 

McGAW. — Mrs. John McGaw will entertain at a muslcale at her bum.' 
to-morrow. 

CARDS. 

CLL'FF. — Miss Florence Cluff was hostess at a bridge party at the I-'aii- 
mont on Tuesday in honor of Miss Mildred Baldwin. 

NIEBLING. — Miss Rhoda Niebllng will entertain at a bridge party on 
January 17th. 

THEATRE PARTIES. 

WILSON.— Miss Maude Wilson was hostess at a theatre party last Sat- 
urday evening', Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Wilson chaperoning the affair. 

ARRIVALS. 
ASIITON. — Mrs. George Ashton and Miss Bessie Ashton have returned 

from the Presidio at U< here they were the guests of Majr.r 

and Mis. M* Ivor. 
BLAIR. — Mrs. Samuel Blair and her daughter. Miss Jennie Blair, have 

returned from abi are at Hm- St P*rai 

.<;. — Mrs. John A. Darling has returned from Denver and Is in 

her Clay stieet 
1 li i] KINS— Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hopkins and their son. Prince Hop- 
kins, have arrived from Santa Barbara, and are at the Palace. 
M.NKAK. — Mr. and Mrs. Qeorge McNear and Miss Miriam McNear have 

returned from their ranch near Petaluma. where they spent the holi- 
days. 

-■■ and Miss Leslie Page have returned from San 
r&el. 
PETERS.— Mrs. .). I» Pi it tflBfl Anna Peters have returned from 

Stotkton and are at the Fairmont. 
PETTIGREW. — Mr, and Mrs, Percy PettigTew have returned from their 

wedding trip, and ai'i e > 'Mished in their new home In Washington 

street. 
SHERMAN.— Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sherman have returned to town after 

several days spent at Ross. 
STOVEL. — Mr. ami Mrs. Charles Stovel have returned from a delightful 

trip through Oregon and Washington. 
TEVIS. — Mr. and Mrs. William S. Tevis and their sons have returned 

from Bakersfleld. 
WALKER.— Lieutenant J. C. Walker, U. S. A., and Mr?. Walker are here 

from the Presidio at Monterey, and are at the St. Francis. 
WHITESIDE. — Mr. and Mrs. Norman Whiteside have returned from 

Pasadena, and are at their apartments at the Keystone. 

DEPARTURES. 
BROOKE. — Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Scott Brooke have returned to their 
home In Portland after a short visit at the Pomeroy home. 



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DAVENPORT.— Mr. and Mrs. Dixwell Davenport have gone to Seattle, 
where they will make their home. 

FERGUSSON. — Captain Ferg-usson left Tuesday for Sacramento to be 

absent several days. 
GRAHAM. — Mrs. William Miller Graham left recently for the East. 
GU1TTARD. — Miss Etienne Guittard and Miss Beatrice Guittard left on 

Monday for Del Monte, where they will spend several weeks. 
JOHNSON.— Mr. and Mrs. William E. Johnson will leave for the East the 

latter part of this month. 
LONG. — Mrs. Oscar Fitzalan Long and Mrs. Augustus Bray, accompanied 

by Miss Marguerite Butters, will sail for Japan to-day, 
MARTIN. — Mr. and Mrs. Peter Martin have gone to the southern part 

of the State for a brief trip. 
KAUFMAN. — Ensign and Mrs. John Lawrence Kaufman have returned 

to Vallejo, after spending the holidays at the Draper home in Sausa- 

lito. 
REID. — Captain H. L. Reid, U. S. A., has returned to his station at the 

Presidio at Monterey. 
SELBY. — Miss Jane Selby, who has been visiting Miss Edith von Schroe- 

der, lias returned to Menlo Park. 
SELLER. — Miss Lucy Seller and Miss Edith Hecht have sailed for Ger- 
many. 
STEELE. — Mr. and Mrs. James King Steele have left for the Shorb 

ranch in Mendocino County, where they will remain several days. 
TILLMAN. — Frederick Tillman, who has been spending the holidays with 

his family, has returned to his studies at Yale. 
TTJBBS. — Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Tubbs have gone to Del Monte, where 

they will remain for some time. 
WELLER. — Miss Anna Weller left on Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. John 

Coffee Hayes for a motor trip through the northern part of the State. 

INTIMATIONS. 

BALDWIN. — Miss Mildred Baldwin is planning to spend several weeks In 

tht' southern part of the State, where she will be the guest of Miss 

Katherine Kaime. 
BEAVER. — Mrs. Fred Beaver, who is with her daughter during the Vas- 

sar vacation, will leave for the East next week. 
BLAIR. — Mrs. Samuel Blair and Miss Jennie Blair have arrived from 

Europe and are in New York. 
BOGUE. — Mr. and Mr". S. R. Bogue are at the Hotel Belleclaire in New 

York. 
BRICE. — Captain and Mrs. John Brlce and Miss Elizabeth Brlce will leave 

this month for their foreign trip. 
BROWN. — Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Brown have decided not to return to 

New York, and are occupying an apartment at the Somerset 



CHANSLOR.— Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Anderson Chanslor are still at Coro- 
nado, where they will remain another fortnight. 

CUNNINGHAM.— Mist, Genevieve Cunningham has come up from the 
convent in San Mateo to spend a few days with her mother, Mrs. 
J. A. Folger. 

IE VECCHI.— Dr. and Mrs. Paoli de Vecchl are spending the winter in 
New York at the Hotel Wolcott. 

]-;CKLEY.-Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Eckley, of Los Angeles, and Miss Ruth 
Keyes of Santa Clara, are the guests of Mrs. Charles A. Stephens at 
the St. Francis. 

HALE.— Mrs. Prentiss, Cobb Hale has entirely recovered from her re- 
cent illness, and is able to be out again. 

HOTALING.— Mrs. A. P. Hotaling. Jr.. and Miss Jane Hotaling, who 
have been enjoying Santa Barbara, will go to Coronado for the re- 
mainder of the month. 

JENKINS. — Mr. and Mrs. James Jenkins have closed their home in Mill 
Valley and will occupy Mrs. Sydney Cushing's apartment in town. 

KING. — Frank King spent the holiday season at Del Monte. 

LEONARD. — Mrs. Lane Leonard, who has returned from an Eastern 
trip, spent the holidays with Mrs. Phoebe Hearst at Pleasanton. 

LIVERMORE. — Miss Elizabeth Liyermore and Miss Mattie Livermore 
will leave New York for California this week. 

McQUESTON. — Mr. and Mrs. O. McQueston are spending the week at 
Del Monte. 

McCOMAS. — Mrs. Frances McComas is domiciled at the Monroe for the 
remainder of the winter with her mother. Mrs. Louis Parrot. 

MEE. — Mrs. James Mee and Miss Margaret Mee, of San Rafael, are at 
the Bellevue for the remainder of the winter. 

NICHOLS. — Mrs. C. C. Nichols, wife of Lieutenant Nichols, is convales- 
cent, after an attack of appendicitis. 

PAGE. — Mrs. Arthur Page and Miss Dorothy Page spent the holiday sea- 
son in New York. 

POILLON. — Mrs. J. Edward Poillon, Miss Gladys and Lieutenant Arthur 
Poillon, are at Del Monte. 

KEDDICK.— Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Reddick are staying at the Belleclaire 
Hotel in New York. 

REDDING.— Joseph D. Redding is in New York after a delightful visit in 
Paris, but will leave shortly for San Francisco. 

REDDING. — Miss Katherine Redding spent the holidays with friends in 
New York City. 

SHREVE. — Mr. and Mrs. George Rodman Shreve and their young daugh- 
ter are expected to return from Ithica, N. Y.. the latter part of this 
month. 

SPRECKELS.— Mr. and Mrs. John D. Spreckels spent the holidays in 
Havana, and will leave shortly for Central America. 

STEELE. — Mr. and Mrs. James King Steele spent the holiday season at 
their ranch in Mendocino County. 

VAN NESS. — Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Van Ness spent the holidays in Naples. 



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Bradstreet's review of the business 
Stock Market in 1910. year just ended contains many in- 
teresting items, not the least of 
which is the statement that contraction and disappointment char- 
acterized the stock market of 1910. In this respect affairs pre- 
sented a strong contrast to the perhaps too rapid advancement 
witnessed in 1909. In a word, lowered prices signalized the oper- 
ations of 1910. While rumors of insolvencies were plentiful 
enough early m the year, the twelve months passed with compara- 
tively few failures or corporation receiverships, though the 
Columbus & Hocking Coal and Iron pool, which collapsed on 
January 19th, carried down three stock exchange houses, and 
Fisk & Eobinson went into bankruptcy on February 1st. 
Throughout most of the year the market, so far as volume goes, 
was inane, public interest was very light, and as a whole the pro- 
fessional element found it difficult to procure funds to engineer 
prolonged bullish operations, as the banks saw fit to husband 
their resources or to lend for short periods only. Withal, rates 
for loans ruled relatively low, save at the very outset of the year, 
when call money advanced to 12 per cent, promptly receding, 
however. Early in January, stock prices ruled high, but there- 
after declines, which were halted by temporary rallies, ensued. 
This condition continued until the latter part of July. In the 
meantime, every upward movement produced more or less liqui- 
dation, the net result of the seven months' period having been 
declines of from 20 to 30 points. The remainder of the year 
witnessed some recovery, 10 to 15 points on various stacks, but 
in the early autumn certain securities touched low points for 
the twelve months. 



The people of the United States 
The Merchant Marine, contribute nearly a million dollars 

a day to the foreign ship trust, which 
carries practically all of our exports and imports. Ten per cent 
of this amount devoted to the encouragement of our long-neg- 
lected merchant marine would re-establish the latter upon the 
footing it enjoyed a century and less ago, when the stars and 
stripes were seen on every sea and in every port, when the sea- 
faring profession was eagerly sought by the best in our land, and 
when we ourselves did not only our own transoceanic carrying, 
but much of that of foreign nations. Conditions now are exactly 
the reverse. While we foster all of our other great industries, 
we have flagrantly neglected our deep water merchant marine, 
to the profit of foreign ship builders and ship owners, who an- 
nually take out of the United States hundreds of millions of 
dollars, and do not even appreciably patronize our ship yards or 
ship supply dealers. It is distinctly up to Congress to remedy 
this state of affairs, but before this can be done, the highly-paid 
Washington: lobby of the foreign ship owners must.be ousted from 
the national capital. 



Merger of Large 
Interests. 



By far the most important event in: 
the local financial world for many 
years past was the merger of power, 
transportation, wafer and other in- 
terests in and about Alameda County. This merger combines the 
Havens, ''Borax'* Smith, Tevis and other large interests in the 
transbay region, with a capital of $200,000,000. These interests 
include such concerns as the Oakland Traction Company, Tevis 
Water Companies and the Havens holdings. It has been, sug- 
gested, although on what seems to be flimsy authority at the pres- 
ent time, that the J. J. Hill and the Western Pacific are con- 
cerned in the deal. 

What the immediate effect will be on the public of Alameda 
County is a matter of conjecture at the present time. Develop- 
ments will be watched with interest . At any rate, it is under- 
stood that Wall street experienced something of a shock upon 
receiving news of the merger. 



According to advices from Los Angeles, the Independent 

Oil Producers' agency has mailed members a total of $262,500, 



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being their share of the proceeds for November. In order thai 
the checks would be available before Christmas, \Y. B. Robb, sec- 
retary of the agency, prepared them earlier this month, and he 
mailed them this week to the members of the agency. Tin 
sales of agency oil for .November aggregate about 750,000 barrels, 
and the members of the organization are receii ing 35 cents a be c 
rel for the petroleum. Mr. Eobb also announced that coupon 
No. 2 of the participation certificates also is payable. 



BANKING 



Reports from Porterville are to the effect that the pros- 
pects are bright for the opening of a good oil field in the hills 
around that city. Since representatives of the Reed Develop- 
ment Company began prospecting near Porterville, agents of the 
company also have become actively engaged in efforts to obtain 
options on land surrounding the property on which operations 
have been in progress. It is asserted that the company is being 
supported by Pennsylvania oil operators, and that a large fund 
is at the disposal of the men who are conducting the affairs of 
the corporation. 

The Hibernia Savings and Loan Society are to the front 

with their semi-annual statement. This savings society is the 
choice of the small depositor, there being over 81,000 individual 
accounts at the present time, with an average amount of $65-1 
each. Of course, there are accounts which figure up to the $3,000 
limit, and others that perhaps do not exceed $100, but neverthe- 
less the grand total of money on deposit reaches $53,124,280.81. 
Added to this, there is a reserve fund of $3,897,302.72, which 
brings the figures up to $57,021,583.53. The local securities are 
gilt-edge bonds and fully secured mortgages on California real 
estate. The Hibernia Bank's statement is an argument in favor 
of the thrift and stability of our wage-earning classes. 



The Savings Union Bank of San Francisco is the name 

under which the old San Francisco Savings Uniion inaugurated 
its occupancy of its handsome new quarters on Market street at 
Grant avenue and- O'Farrell street this week. The new bank 
building is both handsome and appropriate, being built in an at- 
tractive style of architecture most suitable for such a long-estab- 
lished and sound financial an organization as this. The assets 
are $33,713,060.5:,. 



Mr. Isidor Jacobs, President of the California Canneries 

Co., is leaving for several Eastern points and Europe, solely on 

a business trip, which will necessitate bis being away two <\ 
three months. 



SONG OF TEE ROAD. 
Ho, for the voice of the winds. 

Calling the freeborn far. 
O'er the crest of the earth to a kingly birth. 

Friends with the Northern stai ' 

Ho, for the sonny world, 

Blossom and bird and 
For the song of the streams, the cool nighl dreams, 

The lure of the sky-rimmed 

Ho, for the red of the blood. 

Stirring the restless hea 
For the brave who would stray o'er the world's great way 

Down where the dawn tides Btart! 

Ho, for the voice of the road. 

Calling the pilgrim far. 
O'er the Crest Of the earth to a kingly birth. 

Friends with the Northern star! 

— Arthur R Fa Smart 



OBITUARY. 

Her many friends were greatly grieved to learn of the death 
of Mrs. McMenomv. wife of Captain John H. M> Menomy, whom 
she married .Tulv 8, 1866, She was a native a 
came to California by way of the Nthmus in 1868. Her father 

was Stephen C. Storey, a pioneer of San Fran 



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Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits $11,102,319.99 

Cash and Sight Exchange 11,680,362.23 

Deposits 24,807,040.83 



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P. L. Lipman Vice- President 

James K. Wilson. . .Vice-President 
Prank B. King Cashier 



Isatas W. Hellman President 



W. McGavln Assistant Cashier 

E. L. Jacobs Assistant Cashier 

V. H. Rossetti... Assistant Cashier 

C. L. Davis Assistant Cashier 

DIRECTORS 
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James L. Flood Percy T. Morgan Hartland Law F. L. Llpman J. Henry Meyer 

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Guaranteed Capital $1,200,000.00 

Capital actually paid up in cash ." 1.000,000.00 

Reserve and Contingent Funds 1,580,518.99 

Employees' Tension Fund 109,031.35 

Deposits December 31st, 1910 42,039,580.06 

Total Assets 44,775,559.56 

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OFFICERS — President, N. Ohlandt; First Vice-President, Daniel Meyer; 
Second Vice-President and Manager, George Tourny; Third Vice-Presi- 
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William Herrmann; Secretary, A. H. Muller; Assistant Secretaries, G. 
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MISSION BRANCH— 2572 Mission St.. between 21st and 22d streets 
For receipt and payment of deposits only. C. W. Heyer, Manager. 

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6th avenues. For receipt and payment of deposits only. W. C. Heyer, 
Manager. 

Anglo & London Paris National Bank 

N. W. COR. OF SUTTER AND SANSOME STS. 

Paid Up Capital M.000,000.00 

Reserve and Undivided Profits .MJJ'SSS-K 

Deposits 23,500.000.00 

Cash and Sight Exchange 10.300.000.00 

Slg. Greenebaum President 

H. Flelshhacker. Vice-Prea Sc Mgr. A. Hochsteln Asst. Cashier. 

Jos Frledlander Vice-President C. R. Parker Asst Casnler 

C. F. Hunt Vice-President Wm. H. High Asit. Cashier 

R. Altschul Cashier H. Choynskl Asst Cashier 

A. L. Langerman. Secretary. G. R Burdlck Asst. Cashier 

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January 1, 1911. 



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Green! What a world of green ■! My .startled soul, 

Panting for beauty and so long denied. 
Leaps in a passion of high gratitude 

To meet the wild embraces of the wood; 
Rushes and flings itself upon the whole 

Mad miracle of green, with senses wide; 
Clings to the glory, hugs and holds it fast, 

As one who finds a long-lost love at last. 
Billows of green, that break upon the sight 

In bounteous crescendos of delight! 
Wind-hurried verdure hastening up the hills 

To where the sun its highest rapture spills ! 
Cascades of color tumbling down the height 

In golden gushes of delicious light! 
God! Can 1 bear the beauty of this day. 

Or shall I be swept utterly away ? 

Hush! Here are deeps of green whore rapture stills, 

Sheathing itself in veils of amber dusk, 
Breathing a silence suffocating, sweet, 

Wherein a million hidden pulses beat. 
Look! How the very air takes lire and thrills 

With hint of heaven pushipg through her husk! 
Ah, joy's not stopped! 'Tis only more intense 

Here where Creation's ardors all condense; 
Here where I crush me to the radiant sod, 

Close-folded to the very nerves of God. 
See now ! I hold my heart against this tree: 

The life that thrills its trembling leaves thrills me. 
There's not a pleasure pulsing through its veins 

That does not sting me with ecstatic pains. 
No twig or tracery, however fine. 

Can bear a tale of joy exceeding mine. 

Praised be the gods that made my spirit mad, 

Kept me aflame and raw to beauty's touch. 
Lashed me and scourged me with the whip of fate. 

Gave me so often agony for mate, 
Tore from my heart the thing- that make nun glad. 

Praised be the gods! If I at last by such 
Relentless means may know the sacred bliss, 

The anguished rapture, of an hour like this. 
Smite me, Life, and bruise me if thou must ; 

Mock me and starve me with thy bitter crust : 
But keep me thus aquiver and awake. 

Enamored of my life, for living's sake! 

This were the tragedy — that I should pass, 

Dull and indifferent, through the glowing grass. 

And this the reason I was born, I say — 

That I might know the passion of Ibis day. 

— Angela Morgan in Collier's. 



Well-tilting, durable and comfortable underclothes are 

always desirable, and when of the character of the Deimel Linen 

Mesh, ii i- everything to be desired. This underwear is i l< 

in various styles, and Dr. Deimel, whose place of business is 176 
Sutler street, keeps the measures of his customers, so that they 
may order new supplies, no matter where the patron may be at 
the time. The Deimel Linen Mesh is extremely comfortable, 
and is most hygienic. Colds are riot produced by it, as with so 
many other varieties of underwear mac!.- of wrong material. The 
Deimel material is carefully selected and teBted before being 
made up into underwear. The location of the Deimel store is 
most convenient for business men. and shoppers, being in the 
heart of the down-town district, near Kearny street. Many lines 
of cars carry to it. 



A college professor who was always ready for a joke was 

asked by a student one day' if he would like a good recipe for 
catching rabbits. "Why. yes," replied the professor. ''What is 
it ':" "Well," said the student, "you crouch down behind a thick- 
stone wall and make a noise like a turnip." "That may be," 
said the professor, with a twinkle in his eye; "but a better way 
than that would be for you to go and sit quietly in, a bed of cab- 
bage heads anil look natural." — JV Miller. 




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January 7, 1911. 



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When Hiram Kisell, widower, farmer, good man and 4-A years 
of age, made up his mind to take another wife, there was a fruit- 
ful vineyard at hand. There were four widows within a radius 
of six miles of him, any one of whom would seemingly make a 
good wife. 

One day he wrote down their names and attractions on a bit 
of board in the bam : 

"1 — Widow Johnson: About 40; farm of 80 acres in good 
shape; buildings all right; cellar under the bam; six cows, if 
not seven; only one child. Widow's great specialty is hot bis- 
cuits for breakfast! I could sell or rent this farm and move 
there. 

"2 — Widow Taylor: Said to be 38; no children; 90 acres tip- 
top land; new barn; four cows and 12 hogs when last heard 
from; made 10 yards rag carpet last year; great on raspberry 
jam and soft soap ; said to have remarked that she would marry 
again if the right sort of a man came along. 

"3 — Widow Penrose : About 43 years old, but not sot in her 
ways; two children to call me father or get licked if they don't; 
farm of about 100 acres; land might be better for wheat; good 
barn; house needs re-shingling; said to have $743.80 in the bank ; 
hair a little gray, but can be dyed at her ownl expense; has no 
poor relations. 

"4 — Widow Shafter : Widow of a German, but talks good Eng- 
lish, and her pumpkin pies cannot be beat; three children, but 
all workers; widow herself can load hay on a pinch; age uncer- 
tain, but along in the 40's; temper said to be serene; livestock 
in good condition; wouldn't probably need much courting." 

There was the list. It didn't include girls or old maids. Mr. 
Kisell intended to marry and to marry for love, but it was only 
wisdom to take in another farm in so doing. 

He didn't delay long after making out that. list. It looked 
good to him. There was a fatness and a liberality about it that 
swelled his heart. 

Mr. Kisell was known for miles around as a forehanded farmer 
and a highway overseer. Widows who drove past his place 
heaved sighs and old maids turned their heads to blush and won- 
dered if he was looking. 

Therefore, one afternoon, when he dropped in on the first 
widow on his list there was a smile of welcome for him and a 
great deal of wondering what had brought him there. 

He was noted as a plain-spoken man. He spoke plainly on 
this occasion. After a few minutes' talk he said : 

"Widow Johnson, do you hold that it is right for a widow or 
widower to marry again ?" 

"Ye-es," she slowly replied, as her cheeks redd 

"So do I. I am in the market, for a second wife. M 
was a hummer. I hope to get. another as gi 

It was the widow's duly to sa; she hoped bo, too, and - 1 
it, but, she was looking al the cat instead of at him. 

Mr. Kisell hadn't popped the question. He hadn'l popped any- 
thing. He was perfectly safe from a breach-of-promise suit, and 
yet he had given the widow to understand a certain thing. 

He drove from Mrs. Johnson's to Mis. Taylor's. He was re- 
ceived the same there, He talked aboul oats and barley for ten 
minutes, and then repeated what lie had said to the other widow. 
Just an announcement — that's all. 

Next day he finished the other half of his route, lie had made 
acquaintance with the four: he had notified them thai he was in 
the market. His attitude was serene and complacent. 

Some days later Farmer Kisell renewed his calls on the four, 
lie bad no preference. Bach widow had her farm and hi 
ialty. In time he might make a decision, hut there was no hurry 
about it. Under certain conditions courting is a very pi 
game to play at. 

lie always arrived at the house of one or the other of the 
quartet at supper time, and the meal set before him was a feast. 

The widower had intended to have a wife in the house to do up 
fall preserves If there had been only one widow, this would 
have come about, but in this ease he was puzzled and and 
One of the four, hut which ? 

And when the matter had hung fire for long months the case 
aken out of his hands in a singular way. 

Tt was the widow Taylor, the first to be called on. and who felt 
that she ought to be the first one proposed to, that set the ball 



■ oiling. She made a quilting bee and invited the three other 
widows and none others. It was hinted ft would be a 

talking bee as well. 

In fact, when it came off it was all talk. W hy shouldn't one 
widow be plain spoken with another. Mo reason al all. Mrs. 
Taylor didn't rise to the occasion, but sitting in her rocking chair 
she said : 

"Ladies : Farmer Kisell has made known to each of us that he 
is looking for a second wife. He has visited us all alike, but has 
not proposed to any of us, as far as I know. If I am in error, 
please correct." 

Three separate voices assured her that she was not in error. 

"I think I voice the sentiments of all," she continued, "when 
I say that any one of us stands ready to give such a man a 
favorable answer." 

She was told that she voiced the opinions of all. 

"But there are four of us. There are three too many, and Mr. 
Kisell can't decide. If he can't, then we all lose him. Is it plain 
to all of you?" 

Perfectly plain, accompanied by sighs. 

"Then we must see our duty anid do it. Three of us must stand 
aside for the fourth. We must draw straws for Mr. Kisell. The 
one drawing the longest straw takes him." 

"But how can we help his asking any of the four he wishes ?" 

"We must agree that three of us shall refuse him if pro- 
posed to. That will leave him only one." 

"But suppose that he does not propose to the one?" was sug- 
gested with shivers. 

"Then we stand or fall by each other. Can any lady present 
think of a better way of deciding this affair than to draw straws? 
Kemember, it is not drawing straws to see who shall have a hus- 
band, but who shall refuse one. Three of us will make a noble 
sacrifice for the cause of widowhood." 

The straws were prepared, and the dramatic moment arrived. 
One widow held out the four straws, and three were to draw. She 
must take the one left. 

"Of course I don't care how it goes," said the widow Penrose, 
as she summoned up all her courage and reached out her hand. 

"I have turned down two good offers in the last two years, 
and have very little interest in this," observed the widow John- 
son as she drew. 

"May the best man win," was the watchword in the mind of 
the widow Shafter, but she didn't voice it. She just simpered a 
little. 

"A straw is lefl in uiv hand," Baid the widow Taylor, as she 
held it up. "It may be the short one or the long one. Let us 
see." 

She had lost. It was the shortest of all. The widow Penrose 
had drawn the prize, and as she blushed and giggled the other 
three congratulated her in the in manner. Within ten 

minutes they were planning her wedding outfit and the bridal 
tour. 

Ten days later, Mi. out with his list, and in the 

course of the day three widows bad answered him nay and one 
yea, and thi I iMd it was just as happ] and ro- 

mantic as if four Cupids instead of four widow anaged 

ling. — Claudia. Hobe. 



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soft, on - in f"iir ftavors. Sold only In %. 1 I Choco- 

late Colored Boxes. 80c. a p i 1 four candy 

stores: Pnelan BuiMinjj: Fillmore at Ellis; Van Ness at Sutter; and 28 
Market street, near Perry. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 7, 1911. 



Tin® Avkttan M®©tt 



This week sees the beginning of the aviation meet in San 
Francisco. It is an aviation meet more important and different 
from any other that, has happened before in any part of the 
world. There are reasons. Lieutenant Beck, perhaps the clever- 
est Signal Corps officer in the service, has practically charge of 
the affair, having been detailed by the War Department in 
Washington. The War Department is taking opportunity of the 
meet in San Francisco to test the value of the aeroplane in war. 
The nations of the world are looking on with the keenest inter- 
est. If the aeroplane proves itself of value in attack or for 
scouting or intelligence work, it will be adopted by the Depart- 
ment. Other nations will be quick to follow. On this meel in 
San Francisco a great deal depends. For the time we are the 
focal point for the eyes of the world. Lieutenant Beck and his 
clever fellow-workers have arranged every conceivable test that 
the virtues of the aeroplane in war may be proved or disproved. 
San Francisco, ou account of its wonderful climate and many 
natural advantages is recognized generally as the ideal spot for 
such a test to be made. Few other harbors in the world arc so 
fitted to allure or repulse attack. With our unequaled water 
facilities, warships in the bay ready at hand, and the Presidio, 
one of the most invulnerable military posts in the United States 
at close range, there is no other place in the United States so 
well adapted to try out the aeroplane as San Francisco. It 
will be put through all its possible paces, and everything is so 
arrangfd and made simple to the public that these tests will 
afford extreme interest even to the small boy. It will be more 
or less like being at a real war. 

Besides, there will be spectacular flying of all sorts, relay 
races, and a thousand other things, and it is expected that rec- 
ords will be broken pell-mell. Brigadier-General Tasker II. 
Bliss, Commander of the Department of California, has detailed 
for the field four companies of infantry, one troop of cavalry, 
and a field gun detachment. This will afford a real military 
flavor to the proceedings. Special aerial projectiles, made at 
enormous cost by army, navy and marine officers, will be dis- 
charged at targets suspended and moving in the air, as well as 
at outline targets on the ground below. It will be the first 
time that these projectiles have been officially tested. Hand 
grenades, canister and shrapnel will be used, and the new Japarv 
ese secret explosive powder given a try-out. The new wireless 
telephone and telegraph apparatus will be utilized to receive 
and transmit messages to and from the aeroplanes. The speck 
almost uBobservable in the sky will be always in direct com- 
munication with the ground below. Government officials will 
make a thorough test of the machine. The s|h'i tatnrs will be 
kept informed of everything that is going on by means of mam- 
moth bulletin boards. Everything will be in plain view- of the 
grandstand, and there will be absolutely do danger to any ob- 
server. High naval and military officials will attend the meet. 
War vessels, under the direction of Beekman Winthrop, Assist- 
ant Secretary of the Navy, will take pari in the greai spectacle. 
Aeroplanes will arise from and alight on the decks of lie mov- 
ing vessels. Balloons and kites manipulated from the ground 
to simulate the movements of aeroplanes will be torn to pieces 
by special projectiles hurled through the air from machines lin- 
ing at lightning speed. It will be a spectacle such as was never 
seen before — ten. days of it. and every day brimming in novelty 
and interest. The most famous bird n of the world will par- 
ticipate — Latham, Badley, Glenn Curtiss, Brookins. I'armalee, 
Willard, Ely, Robinson, Beachy, and a score of others. Dare- 
devil feats will be the order of every day. And over all, the beau- 
tiful climate of San Francisco will reign supreme. B 
doubt, this is the most important meel in the history of a\ Lation, 

Manager Thomas H. Shedden, of the Hotel Norma 

Sutter and Gough streets, has repeatedly shown himself to be 
an excellent ami popular boniface. He added to his reputation 
by the admirable dinners he served his patrons last Christmas 
and New Year's Day. Those two meals were joys to the gourmet. 
It was a master-meal that he prepared for them. In fact, the 
table at the Hotel Normandie is always good. 



It was a cold, raw day, but the Xeversweats and the Fear- 
naughts were playing a game of ball ou the prairie just the 
same. The pitcher of the Neversweats, his fingers half-frozen, 
failed dismally in getting the balls over the plate. "Aw," said 
the captain, "I fought ye wuz one o' dese here cold-weather pit- 
chers." "I am," said the slab artist, blowing on his benumbed 
digits to warm them: "but I ain't no ice pitcher, blame ye!" — 
Chicago Tribune. 




To appreciate the sterling quality of 

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look carefully into the other makes 
of artistic pianos, test them care- 
fully then call and test the 

Haftuim Ontte 

The decision we leave to you. 
More Baldwin Pianos have been 
sold by comparison with other re- 
nowned makes than by advertising 

Call and let us demonstrate Baldwin 
superiority to you. 

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MANUFACTURER 

310 SUTTER STREET 
San Francisco 
Pacific Coast Headquarters 



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4 We sell standard makes at a legitimate profit. We carry all grades, 

but only the best in each grade — Steinway, Emerson, Kurtzman, 

Cecllian Player Piano, etc. 
fl We will sell you any of our less expensive pianos and agree to take 

the same in exchange for a STEINWAY any time within three years, 

allowing the full purchase price paid. 
9 Moderate terms on any piano, even on the Steinway. 

RENT PIANOS— FINEST STOCK— BEST RATE. 

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STEINWAY AND OTHER PIANOS 

Player Pianos of AH Grades 

Victor Talking Machines 

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A dainty little booklet of exquisitely perfumed powdered leaves to 
carry in the purse. A handy article for all occasions to quickly Im- 
prove the complexion. Sent for 10 cents in stamps or coin. F. T. Hop- 
kins, 37 Great Jones St. N. Y. 



January 7. 1911. 



and Cali fornix Advertiser 



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STATEMENT 

of the Condition and Value of the Assets and Liabilities of 

The HIBERNIA SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY 

HIBERNIA BANK 

(A Corporation) 

(Member of the Associated Savings Banks of San Francisco) 
DATED DECEMBER 31, 1910 



1— BONDS OF THE UNITED STATES ($'.1,610,000.00), of the 
State of California and Municipalities thereof ($2,715.- 

937.50), the actual value of which is $14,541,308.43 

2— CASH in United States Gold and Silver Coin and Checks. 1,716,630.95 
3— miscellaneous konds, the actual value of Which is. 6,522,208.85 



$22,780,143.: 

They are — 

"San Francisco and North Pacific Railway Co 

per ecu! Bonds" I .« 1 7i1.ihim.hu i . "Soullioin Pacific I'.ran.ii 
Railway Company of California 6 per cent Bonds" ($891,- 
omm.mm), "Western paeiiie Hallway Company .-• pei cent 
Bonds" ($250, 000. mm j, "San Francisco tin! San Jo 

Valley Railway Company pel I B In" ($108,001 

"Northern California Railway Company 5 pel ■ ! 
($83,000.00), "Northern Rallwaj Componj ol Callfon 
per cent Hon, is" ($29,000.00), "San Frai lakland and 

San Jose Railway Company 5 per ($5,000.00). 

"Southern Pacific Railway Company ,; per oenl B 
($1,000.00), '.Market street Cable Company o per cent 

Bonds" ($s.is.( .oo), "Market Street Railwa] 

first Consolidated Mortgage 5 per cent Bond) 

"Los Angeles Pacific Rail] i Company of Callfoml 

funding E per ci 

Railway Company of California r> pi ($884.- 

000.00), "Powell Street Railway I conl 

Bonds" ($185,000.00), "The Omnibus Cable Oompanj 
con( Bonds" ($107. (imi. mmi, "Sutter Btreel Railwa] Com 

panj 5 pel ei nl I " ($150.000. 

way Company 5 per cent Bonds" ($81 B and 

Cliff iioc. Railway Company pei cent B< 

($6,000.00), "The Merchants' Exeli - 

($1.476,0110.00), "San Pre and Electric Company 

4\4 per cent Bonds" ($463,000.00). "Los 

Blectria Company 5 per cent Bonds" ($1" -prlng 

Valle] w iii 'i C i 1.00.) 

4— PROMISSOR1 NOTES and the debta there) 

a, (uai value of which Is 

condition of said Promlaaorj Notes and debts Is as 
follows: 'they are all existing contracts, owned 

nation, an.l to it at its office, which Is 

situated at the cornel of Market, McAllister and 
iy of San 1 
omla, and I: First 

Mortgagee ow Real Delate within I dd Promis- 

sory Notes arc kept ami held by said corporation at its 
said office, which Is Us prir 
said Notes and i 



5— PROMISSORY NOTES and the debts thereby secured, the 

actual value of which is 

The Condition of said Promissory Notes and debts is as 
follows: They are all existing Contracts, owned by said 
Corporation, and are payable to it at its office, which is 
situated as aforesaid, and the payment thereof is secured 
by pledge and hypothecation of Bonds of Railroad and 
Quasi-Public Corporations and other securities. 

(a) REAL ESTATE situated in the City and County of San 
Francisco ($301,681.53), and in the counties of Santa Clara 
i$18,275.!iS). Alameda ($2.S18.39), in this State, the actual 



1114,77,8.06 



value of which is 



882,776.90 



(b) The Land and Builoing in which said Corporation keeps 

its said office, the actual value of which Is 1,013,841.10 

The condition of said Real Estate Is that it belongs to 
said corporation, and part of it is productive. 



Total Assets $57,021,583.53 



LIABILITIES. 



i SAID CORPORATION OWES DEPOSITS amounting to 

and the actual value of which la $53.1:' 



NUMBER OF DEPOSITORS, 81,204. 
AVERAGE AMOUNT OF DEPOSITS, $654.00. 



RESERVE FUND actual valu 
Total Llabi - 






THE HIBERNIA SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY. 

By JAMES K, KELl 
THE HIBERNIA SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY. 

By R. M. TllHIN, Sen 



STATE OF CALIFORNIA, 
City 

JAMES R. kki.i.y and R M. tobin. being each duly sworn. . . 
himself ' said JAMES u KELl lent, and thai said 

try ,f THE HIBERNIA SAVINGS AND LOAN 

s< ii"ii:tv tl 

ment is true. 

JAMES R KELLY. President 

R M TOBIN, - 

Subscribed and sworn I 

- i AN LEY 

Public In and fen 
f Callfomla- 



DepOSits made on or before January 10, 1911, will draw interest from January 1, 1911 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 7, 1911. 




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By L. J. Pinkson. 

List of new automobile owners for San Francisco and vicinity for the 
week ending December 31, 1910: 

FOX. J. L., 1804 Stuart St., Berkeley F.inl 

WHITE, J. A., 1041 Fillmore St., S. F Marl,. 

WESTERN B'LD'G MATERIAL CO.. 1st and Market Sts., Oakland. .Alco 

HALLETT. HARRY E„ Redwood City Autuear 

TYNELL. F. W., 1617 Pine St.. S. F 'J'hor 

GIANNINI, M. L., 20 San Mateo Ave., San .Mateo Hupmobile 

PROCTOR, J. W., Santa Rosa Hudson 

HERZSTEIN, M., 1404 Sutter St., S. F Loco 

DETER, G. B„ 325 S. 7th St.. San Jose Maxwell 

HUGHES, W. a, 1350 Grove St., S. F E-M-F. 

MASTICK. G. 1-1.. 918 Par-iii, • Ave. Alameda Hupmobile 

MULLER BROS.. Cor. Bay and Santa Clara. Alameda K-M-F. 

COAST M'F'G & SUPPLY CO., Fitchburg P. O., Alameda Co...S. Dayton 

HUES, J. F.. 44 Palm Ave., S. F Overland 

CARPY. MATHILDA. 2696 California St.. S. F Bailey 

PARKER, F. L., 3314 Elm St., Oakland ' Hudson 

WHITNEY, W. A., Peralta Apts., Oakland Waynes 

GAYLORP. G. E.. Poplar St., Oakland HayneS 

BALLIN. MAURICE. 8946 Magnolia St.. Oakland CI 

MORTON, HAMILTON. 608 Channlng Way, Pal" AJtO White 

CHIOSSI, G. H. J. and T. L„ 2016 Fell St.. S. F Loco 

SPERRY FLOUR CO.. 610 Clay St., Oakland Flanders 

MERLE, MRS. O., 2167 Alameda Ave., Alameda Columbus 

WINKLESS. Jr.. L. W„ 41 N. 13th St.. San Jose Regal 

FORGE, JOHN, Petaluma Ave., San Rafael Bulck 

GIOVANESSE, J. A„ Laurel Place, San Rafael Buick 

PETERSON, C. E.. 3445 20th St.. S. F Ford 

MACKENZIE. J. A.. 2402 Steiner St.. S, F Maxwell 

BURNETT, B. B., B58 27th St., Oakland S. Dayton 

HARR, C. M.. 52 San Pablo St.. Oakland Interstate 

WELLS. C. B.. 2016 California St, S. I-' V. Hartford 

POLLOCK, MRS. S. A., 755 Ashbury St., S. F Knox 

ROBERTS. W. W., 1609 Franklin St.. S. F Thor 

BAMFORD. JESSE. 651 Wheeler St., Santa Rosa Mitchell 

WILLETT, M„ 2028 Scott St, S. F Garford 

HERBERT, J. W.. San Leandro Rambler 

BROWNELL, P. R., 306 F St., Napa Hudson 

BOULEVARD GARAGE CO., 1238 C St., Haywards E-M-F. 

PERSHBACKER. MRS. R., 4803 Virginia Ave.. Oakland E-M-F. 

MACK. W. R., 517 Washington St.. S. F. Haynes 

PARAFFINE PAINT CO.. 34 First St.. S. F Packard 

MOWRY, E. C, 160 Athol Ave., Oakland Grabowsky 

SARONI, L„ Battery and Broadway. S. F Wlnton 

COWHTCK, W. J.. 205 N Market St.. San Jose Regal 

WAGSTAFF, D. S., 301 Mission St, S. F Northern 

RISSLAND. W. A., 1035 Geary St., S. F. . ..' S. Dayton 



rjnder the auspices of the San Pram isco Motor ( Hub, this citj 
is to have :m automobile show thai bids fair to eclipse anything 
of the character that ha? ever been held in any city west of 
Chicago. The exhibition is to open on Saturday evening. Feb- 
ruary 4th, and «ill continue everj afternoon and evening until 
Saturday evening. February llth. The directors of the Motoi 



Club have secured Dreamland and Pavilion rinks, which occupy 
the major portion of the block bounded by Sutter, Steiner, Pierce 
and Post streets, and for the occasion the partition dividing the 
two buildings will be removed, and they will be welded into one 
mammoth hall for the purpose of the show. 

The floor space of Pavilion rink is to be given over entirely 
to the display of pleasure vehicles, while in, Dreamland rink 
the commercial vehicle is to hold sway. Both halls are to be 
artistically decorated, and the decorators have perfected a 
scheme of adornment that will convert the buildings into a veri- 
table wonderland, and will far surpass any of the many notable 
effects thai have emphasized the skill of Coast decorators. 

Applications for space have been particularly numerous. Hie 
local dealers getting behind the show with a vim that has been 
most characteristic. The large area in Pavilion rink will permit 
of some mighty effective displays, and judging from present in- 
dications some mighty effective displays of pleasure ears are to 
be made, which will include models from the low-priced run- 
abouts to the handsomely decorated and finely-upholstered limou- 
sines. Many of the new six-cylinder types, this season's popular 
model, not yet seen in this city, will be included in the displays. 
In addition to these, several of the Coast representatives are 
planning to have the big racing cars that took part in many of 
the Eastern contests as a portion of their exhibits, and will 
later enter them in the free-for-all event in the Oakland-Pan- 
ama-Pacific Road Race, to be run over the San Leandro course 
on Washington's Birthday. 

The Motor Club has secured Governor Johnson and Ned 
Creenway as members of the show committee, and the influence 
of both these men is counted on to do ranch lor the show. Ned 
Greenway is to have charge of Society Night, and a big special 
programme is being arranged by him for that evening. 



The automobile in the recent New Year's celebration once 

more de Dstiated the remarkable hold it has secured in San 

Francisco. Saturday night's remarkable farewell to the old 
year, and its greeting to the new. was marked by i Wonderful 
display of motor vehicles. The automobile parade on the si reel 
rivaled, in interest, the confetti crowd that thronged the side- 
walks. For the first time in the history of the city — in the fes- 
tivities marking the coming of a new year — the police were com- 
pelled to make impromptu, but, nevertheless, effective, regula- 
tions for the control of the motor cars on the crowded downtov, Q 
streets. The officers stationed at intervals along Market 
and at the corners in the business heart of the city, compelled the 
cars to move in uniform line= at moderate speed. In fail, owing 
to the dense jamb of vehicles and the crowds that nvri-flnwnd into 
the streets, anything but slow speed was impossible. 

In future years the automobile parade will be one of the fea- 
tures of the New Year celebration. In some respects the mov- 
ing care served an excellent purpose in the downtown district. 
They served to keep the crowds of pedestrians moving, aid lie \ 
enabled the police, with comparatively little difficulty, to main- 
tain open lines Eor traffic at tin- cross streets. It is an interest- 
ing fact, going to show the ease of control of the motor car at 
moderate speed, that there win no accidents in spite of the 
great crowd on the streets. 

While a computation of the value of the cars in the New 
Year's parade is impossible, it is safe to say that millions of dol- 



EVERYTHING FOR THE AUTOMOBILE 

NOTHING BUT THE BEST 
CHANSLOR & LYON MOTOR SUPPLY CO. 



Polk and Golden Gate 



San Francisco, Cal. 



Champion Wind Shield Manufacturing Company 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 

i^exuRBRs^ GLASS FRONTS FOR AUTOMOBILES 

QUALITY STRENGTH SIMPLICITY 

Absolutely Guaranteed 



January 7, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



25 



lars wore represented in the humming vehicles that passed up 
and down among the confetti and serpentine throwers. 

The extension of the automobile parade to the driveways of 
the Park emphasized the necessity for a proper lighting of 
Golden Gate Park. Literally hundreds of automobiles passed 
through the great playground to the beach on Saturday night, 
and outside of the electric lights ai the entrance to the Park 
they found only a great stretch of darkness. While, under or- 
dinary circumstances, automobiles provide sufficient light for 
their own navigation, numerous instances occurred when the ex- 
tinguishing of tail lights might have resulted hi. disaster, even 
with the most careful driving. The sharp turns which mark 
some of the park drives are points of great danger. A judicious 
placing of electric lights on poles — not too high — at these dan- 
ger points, as well as at intervals along the principal drives, 
would be a great boon to the motorists frequenting the Park, 
of whom there are thousands. 

* * * 

The annual general meeting of the members of the San Fran- 
cisco Motor Club will be held at the club rooms, 5G8 Golden Gate 
avenue, San Francisco, on Monday evening, February 13, 1911, at 
8 o'clock p. m., to receive the report of the directors, for the elec- 
tion of officers for the ensuing year, and the transaction of such 
other business as may come before the meeting. 

The buffet and lunicli service, inaugurated at the request of the 
members, not having met with the promised and anticipated sup- 
port, the House Committee will ask the members to vote on the 
question of continuance or abandonment, as they do not feel jus- 
tified in! taking firrther responsibility under the prevailing condi- 
tions. 

Arrangements have been made with the Chief of Police of this 
city, by which members arrested for violation of the speed or 
traffic ordinances, will surrender their membership cards to the 
arresting officer, instead of being compelled to go to the Police 



station to deposit bail. Tl The 

nrw membership card of 1911 is of an entire! 
in,] design, and is the only one which will lie recognized 
police. • 

* * * 

The B. F. Goodrich Compaq oi Un-on Ohio, whirl, for- 
merly handled its tire business through a local rubber firm, has 
issued invitations to those interest id to inspeel its new branch 
store, 556-558-5<>0 Golden Gate ave i, where it is new hand- 
ling its own ines. The new quarters are Bpacious, well I: 
well located and thoroughly equipped I'm- the handling of all 
varieties of the high-grade tires made by the firm. Then- is a 
capable staff at the new branch, who courteously attends to the 
wants of customers and visitors generally. 

While the tires are being handled exclusively at the Golden 
Gate branch, other automobile supplies of all kinds are handled, 
as before, at the already established branch at 341-347 .Market 
street. 

The B. F. Goodrich Company is one of the largest and most 
successful in its line of business, dealing only in the best quali- 
ties of its many varieties of stock. 

* * * 

The lubrication of the automobile should he entirely auto- 
matic, and is the manufacturer's ideal. However, until all parts 
can be lubricated automatically, we must not overlook the strides 
made by the designers. Tn the Winton Six they have developed 
a system that oils every part of the motor so that rtot a single 
part needs any attention. Contrast this with the obsolete sys- 
ems of only a few years back, when, before starting on a tour of 
only a hundred miles it was necessary to take an oil can anid 
spiil oil all over the motor, hoping some of it would find a place 
where it would do some good. In the recent endurance contest 
held in Oakland, the Winton ran seven days continuously with- 
out breaking the seals on the hood i overing the motor. 



The January Overland Monthly 

contains 



FRONTISPIECES SCENES IN IDAHO 

THE LUCERNE OF AMERICA . . . . L. BYRD MOCK 

Illustrated with photographs. 

A PLEA. Verse BHABMAS O'SHHKI. 

AFOOT AROUND TAHITI CHARLES I. CHAFKAM 

Illustrated with photographs. 

THE DREAM OF A LAUDANUM DRINKER Story DICK CLOUD 

PLAYING THE GAME. Story AMOS OBORGE 

FOUGHT IN THE FOREST. Story ... WBIQHT 

ALONE ON THE TRAIL. Story .... RUTH EVERETT BUCK 

AN ARABIAN STUD FARM IN CALIFORNIA I.UCIA 3HEPARDSON 

Illustrated with photographs 

BENEATH THE CASSOCK. Verse IAN WI1.WIIER 

A STRANGE MEMORIAL IN SAN FRANCISCO C 'i MAMS 

Illustrated with photograph. 

TO ONE DEPARTING TO THE WEST. Verse SMAEMAS " SHEEI. 

THE SPECKLED HEIFERS CALF. Story CLARENCE HAWKES 

THE NO-THOUGHT ABSENT TREATMENT P. A JENSEN 

THE DESERT RAT. Story CHARLES W. COYLE 

WHEREFORE THE CHOICE. Verse CLARENCE H. IRNER 

JUSTICE UNTEMPERED. Story ... ART1IIR LEE PRI<"E 

WHEN ARE THINE EYES MOST BEAUTIFUL I Verse CLARENCE H I/RNER 

THE "CUSS COURSE." Story rXOHENCH I.ANP MAY 

GOD'S CHOSEN PEOPLE ... C. T RU8SBLX. 

XII. — Should Christians and Jews Unite" 



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PRICE 15 Cents 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 7, 1911. 



Th ere is No N egative Voice 



Today nobody defends the four-cylinder car as equal to the Six. 

Even the makers of fours have been convinced of Six superiority, 
admit that fact by manufacturing Sixes. 

We knew it would come. The 



And 






convinced us so long ago that we quit making fours in 1907, and have 
made Sixes exclusively ever since. 

Now in its fourth year of success, the Winton Six is better than ever, 
while its price remains the lowest of any really high-grade car — $3000. 

See the 1911 Winton Six at our salesroom, or telephone Market 1672 
or J 1672 for a demonstration. 

The Winton Motor Car. Co. 

300 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, Cal. 



Licensed Under 
Selden Patent. 




January 7, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



27 



New Magneto Types far 191 1. 

The Connecticut Telephone and Electric Company, of Men- 
del)!, Conn., makers of tin' well known Connecticut spark coils, 
have placed on the market for 1911 several new types of its high 
tension magnetos, which will bo exhibited Eor the first lime at the 
New York and Chicago shows. 

The new dual t}'pe is worthy of special mention. Types A 1 
ami A 6 Dual can be arranged lor a clean dash; that is, no .oil 
on the dash is used. The secondary or transformer winding is 
enclosed in cartridge form, which screws flush into the bow of the 
magnets, so that it can be removed or replaced by a new one just 
as easily as a unit in the well known Connecticut spark coils. 
The dual system is also furnished with a powerful starting vibra- 
tor, which produces a shower of sparks in the cylinder by pushing 
the starting button on the switch. Simplicity has been the key 
note in designing this magneto, and an examination discloses, 
besides workmanship of the highest character, many desirable 
and exclusive features not found in any other magneto, as, for 
instance, its water and dust proof features, the magneto being 
entirely enclosed, withdrawal without tools of the interrupter 
with housing for cleaning or adjusting, removal of the distribu- 
tor cover and arm with brush, tell-tale spark gap windows 
through which missing of any one plug may be instantly ascer- 
tained, also many other points of high-class construction. 

A special claim is made for slow-speed performance of this 
magneto; it will fire on the slowest possible engine speed and 
start on one-quarter torn of the starting crank. This system is 
of the simplest design, no high-tension wires being necessary out- 
side of those running regularly to the plugs. Very gratifying 
results have been obtained wherever these magnetos have been 
used, and naturally the Connecticut Company feels very much 
pleased, and are preparing for a large 1911 business. A com- 
plete bulletin describing magneto ignition has been prepared, 
which will be sent free to those interested. 

Connecticut ignition specialties are represented on the Pacific 
Coast by Hughson & Merton, 454 Van Ness avenue. San Fran- 
cisco, Cal., with branch offices at Los Angeles, Portland and 

Seattle. 

* * * 

Owing to the large demand for their product for the coming 
season, the Kline-Kar factory has found it necessary to enlarge 
its planit at York, Pa, During the early pin of thi 
factory built a large brick structure having a frontage 
feet, but as the Kline-Kar is faai becoming a favorite in rhe 
automobile world, the manufacturers have found that they were 
taxed for room, and broke ground for a larger addition. V 
being rushed on the buildings so as not to cause any delay, and 
the factory forces are working day and night. The Frank 0. 
Renstrom Company experts 1o i shipment of the 

new models here shortly. Immediately upon their arrival, they 
will be delivered to the purchasers who are now waiting for 

them. 

* * * 

Charles S. Eoward, president of the Howard Automobili 
pany, has returned from e risii to the. fa e Buick and 

Oldsmobile, and i- full of enthusiasm over the new Bnick models, 
the first of which are ; ped to San Pram is o Hi a 

Howard reports tha! the entire output of 14,000 automobiles 
of the Buiek factory for 1911 lias been taken up. and G 
Sales Manager Collins finds himself confronted, now before the 
opening of the season, with the necessity of readjusting m 
tiug down some of his former allotment^ in certain territories 
to allow 1dm to make an equable apportionment to all branches 
and distributors. 

* * * 

An interesting feature of the commercial track 
cently held in "New York. Boston and Chicago w:,s ! ' 1 '" 
efficiency of the variously designed commercial tires. Of the 
several makes used. Di&mol ds came most prominently into 
notice. This make of tire won firs a two divis 

of the thre. one of the si\ winning Iru ,- 

wore Diamond equipment experienced a pirn, |i oi 

* * • 

v automobile driver will admit that the efl 
■rics plays a large part ir any automobile's rune B 
and that much importance mus to equipment w 

record of any decided merit is made. It 
the local branch of the Company 

pride in the fact that the Cadillac was equipped with 
carbureter on the record l.os Angeles run. 









mm 

NDN-SKID TIRES 




The tire you need — and the only tire 
you need for all kinds of weather. 

T^HESE non-skids make it unnecessary (o have two sets of tires or 

M. use tire chains for bad roads in winter, as the tread is divided 

ioto rectangular-shaped blocks of rubber with beveled edges, 

which gives perfect backward and forward traction and prevent 

side-slipping. 

'T^HE extra-heavy construction prevents punctures and lengthens the 
Jl life of the tire, while it retains all the resiliency and easy- 
riding qualities of the plain round tread. 

•GUARANTEED, of course, for 5,000 miles or 200 days' service, 

\J same as all Ajax Tires. 

WRITE FOR COPY OF GUARANTEE 

AJAX-GRIEB RUBBER CO. 

Golden Gate and Van Ness Avenues San Francisco, Cal. 

FACTORIES: TRENTON, N. J. 

BRANCHES: 

New York. Bolton. Philadelphia. Atlanta. Detroit. Chicago. Kansas 

City. Minneapolis, Denver, Col.; Seattle, Portland. San Francisco, 

Los Angeles. Milwaukee, St. Louis 



We Again Repeat 

that the winning Maxwell in the 
lOl-mile Light Car Race, and the 
Maxwell which finished second in 
the 231 to 300 cubic inches dis- 
placement race at Santa Monica, 
Nov. 24, were equipped with the 

Splitdorf Magneto 




C. F. SPLITDORF 

PACIFIC COAST BRANCH 

520 Van Ness Avenue 

San Francisco 



AUTO SUPPLY CO. 

444 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco 

Everything for the Auto at Prices which are Right 

Open Evenings Until 9 P. M. Open Sundays Until 3 P. M. 



FOR SA 1. E.— Autocar Runabout, with top, lamps and genera- 
tor, in good condition. Price, $200. The most reliable of them 
all. 453 Golden Gate avenue. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



.Taxi art 7, 1911. 



LATHAM, RADLEY, GLENN CURTISS, BROOKINS AND PARMALEE, 
WILLARD, ELY, ROBINSON, BEACHEY AND A SCORE OF OTHERS 

The World's Greatest Aviators in the 
World's Supreme Contests 

Commencing This Saturday at Aviation Field 

AMERICA, FRANCE AND ENGLAND COMPETING FOR SUPREMACY 



World's aviatio] event a1 Aviation Field, Tanforan Parkf 
corameni ing this Saturdaj and continuing for ten fl] ing 
- .j in d trin and thrilling inten 

the mosl spei iciilaT Bights s\ Loudon, Paris and rTew York, 
M thi I irj st, safes ind inosl : li ion Seld in An 

All danger eliminate a que natural conditions of (bis 

favored locality. 

Every specatcular element contributes to the great inter- 
national in'ij : Ha i of bis M" "i- tending to make ii the mosf 

in the history of avii 

The United States «i iresented by four 

companies of infantry and a troop of cavalry with field guns; 
Targi i practice will bi an aerial positions with the, 

; of actual warfare. Shrapnel, canister and gre- 
nades will be used, demonstrating I ' >• practicability 
in actual war. The firs! official exhibitory use of the new Japan-! 
ese secret explosivi will be made. Balloon targets and dummy 



planes will be an exciting feature. !'■> direction of the naval 
authorities, warships will Eaki pari and appear iE thi grea 
and military Bpectacle, now commanding the interest of the 
whole civilized world. 

Wireless messages b telep! - and telegraph will pierce the 

clouds from field to airship, affording the peop the gov- 

iiiiii'iits of the world the first practical test of these new ad- 
juncts "i peace an)d war. 

Military and naval scOtttE i ■ n FranciSCO, the liar- 

bor and the I folder I etch thi present and i 

plated defenses and fortificationa foT the official uses of the Gov- 
ernment. 

Tin first relay race the wi er witnessed, engaging the 

most modern Wright and I -. will be flown at this 

et, afford ng an exhibition of s] d in start, flight and 

finish nevei efore pted. 



The Most Daring and Successful Flights the World Has Ever Seen 
An Altitude of 12,000 Feet Predicted as a World's Record 

Unusual Spectacular Features Planned For Opening Day 

Demonstrating the ideal conditions of the San Francisco Aviation Field and heralding the lame of the city all over the world. 



How Boys and Girls May Go Free 

To ever on b ladquarters, 
room '.''I'M Palace Hotel, for four admission ticki iny 

i -Mm i" \ i iation Park on 

children's day will be issued. 

To iln' five boys selling the mos I - of admission will be 
given app i ngers dui ing 1 1" mi et, amd 

each boj wil i salary of $2 a day. and the boy who heads 

the list selling i be mo gii en i be appointment 

of head aviation messi will receive a badge and. Lot ad- 

dition to his salar} of $2 a day, twentj (20) tickets of admission 
tn A- on children's day. 

In ease any i«n is a member of any boj ationi, such 

as the Boy Scouts, Columbia Park Boys or the Y. M. C. A.. 

-five i 25 I tick givi 'use by i be company 

for division. These twenty-fivi are in addition to the 

i u, ail j ticki - b A. h i" '■'■' eives foi si Hing I be gri ati si number 
of admissions. 

All any boj or girl need to do is to collect -".' ; friends who 

waul to at tend I In ■ oro 302 I Palace Hotel, and 

receive in exchange four | I on tickets and his own pass 

for children's dai . 



Get Season or Single Tickets Now 

w TOMOMLE PRICES. 
Parking autom ■ 
Beserved parking spa i Ri Is 1 to 152— Machines. $2.50 

Bach person in machine $1.50 

Beserved parking sp 2-3-4, -land- 153 to 608 — 

Machine $1.50 

Bach person in $1.00 

Unreserved pari i i $3 .00 

Bach person in machine $1.00 

BOXEB AND GRANDSTAND. 

Single boa seats $2.00 

Etesi rved grandstand $1.00 

Grandstand admissions 50 

Admission to grounds 50 

( Ihildren under 12 lission to grounds 25 

MAIL ORDERS. 
Mail orders will now b season boxes, season 

grandstand and season automobile parking jpace. Address all 
mail orders, with checks, to Charles Templeton Crocker, Treas- 
urer, '.'ii'.' I Palace Hotel, San Francisco. Phone Sutter 700. 



RESERVED STANDS, BOXES AND SEATS NOW ON SALE WITH SHERMAN, CLAY & CO. 



January 7, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



29 



George H. Robertson has definitely retired fr automobile 

racing and gone into business. He has acquired a one-third 
interest in the Auto Snpplj Company and been elected presidenl 

of the concern. The Auto Supply Company, which is il Idesi 

concern of its kind in this country, was established b] John Lurie 
in the early days of automobiling in America, and has a country- 
wide reputation Eor reliability. Mr. Lurie is vice-president of 
the company, bu1 has retired Eroni active participation in its 
affairs in order to devote move time to his many other business 
interests. 

"Smiling George" declares thai hereafter he will be a spec- 
tator only at speed events on road and track, except that he maj 
act as an official occasionally. He drove his Brst race at Elk- 
wood Park track in 1903, and his last public appearance was 
at the Brighton Beach track last Labor Day, when he defeated 
Barney Oklfield. He became famous in 1908 when he won a 
34-hour race on one Saturday; won the Vanderbilt Cup race the 
second Saturday, and captured the first Fairmount Park road 
race the third Saturday, being the first American to win the 
Vanderbilt race with an American-made ear. 

In 1909 he won the Fairmount Park road race again, and also 
the national stock chassis race at Lowell. He finished second in 
the Indiana Trophy race, and third in the Cobe Cup race the 
same year. With Al. Poole as his team mate, he won two 2-1 
hour races in 1909. Driving a Fiat car at Atlanta in November, 
1909, he made speedway records for 10, SO, 100 and 150 miles 
in the Class B, stock chassis class that still stand. He also raced 
at Los Angeles, where he made the 10 mile free-for-all existing 
speedway record, and at Indianapolis. 

He was to have driven a Benz in the Vanderbilt Gup race, but 
was injured inl practice. He says he owes his life to the fact 
that the Benz held together when the ear overturned on a corner. 
He was in a hospital for some time, his right elbow having 
been badly injured, and is still having the injured arm treated. 
He is devoting his entire time during business hours to the 
affairs of the Auto Supply Company at the store at Broadway 
and Columbus Circle. 

* » * 

Charles S. Howard, president of the Howard Automobile Co., 
is in Los Angeles attending the Automobile Show, at which the 
company is exhibiting, through its Los Angeles hiancli. a com- 
plete line of nlew model Buicks and Oldsmobiles. Howard was 
anxious to inspect the new high-grade products of the Buick, as 
al the time he left the factory the final i lies bad not been 

put "ii all the various nmdels. 

Fred B. Gross, of the Howard Company, has also been rushed 
to Los Angeles in answer to a hurried summons for help from 
the Los An.gci, ..„ branch of the company. The interest in the 
new model ears displayed by the spectators al the show had over- 
taxed the resources of the so mi branch, and ii became neces- 
sary Eor them to draw on the San Fi i 

* * * 

Another srell-known automobile man who has been id, : 
with the automobile business in San Francisco since L900 is 
be added 1,1 the constantly increasing force of the Howard Auto- 
mobile Company. EL V. Thompson, who has been man 
the Mieliclin Tire Company, for the pasl three years, > position 
that he has filled with ability and credit. the travel 

representative in California For the Howard Company, 
after their interests with their various agencies throughout the 
State. "Bob" Thompson, as he is familiarly known to the ante 
trade ; ovei • i, i- deservedly popular, tnd will pi 

a valuable assert to this already stronj . inization. 

* * • 

Mr. and Mr-. J. B. Coryell, of Pair Oaks, motored d< 
Del Mom. h Mr. and Mrs - if Menlo, 

MissKempffoi Mare [aland, as their guests. Mrs I 

i gowns and wonderful jewels create a sensation when 




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1554- 1556 VAN NESS AVENUE 



SPARKING BATTERIES 
Loaned. Charged and 
Overhauled. Expert 
Spark Coil and Maeneto 
Repairing. 
Phone Franklin 1275 
San Francisco 



The LOZIER 

Has Already Won This Season 

FIVE REMARKABLE VICTORIES 

THEY ARE 

The Elgin National Road Race 

The Fairmount 600 Cubic Inches Class Event 

The Atlanta Grand Prize Road Race 

250 miles at 72.23 miles per hour 

The Santa Monica Stock Car Event 

151 miles at 73.29 miles per hour 

The Santa Monica Free For All 

202 miles at 71.72 miles per hour 

The last two races were won on the same day by the same car. 

The first two victories were won by Mulford, 
the third by Horan and the last two by Tetzloff. 
All three drivers came into prominence this 
season for the first time. 

EVERY VICTORIOUS LOZIER WAS A STOCK CAR 
We Have Their EXACT Duplicates 

PIONEER AUTOMOBILE CO. 



724 Golden Gate Avenue 

OAKLAND 



BRANCHES AT 
and 



San Francisco 

FRESNO 




Thomas B. Jeffery & Company, 117-125 Valencia Street, San Francisco 




Expert Work on Auto 
Tires and Tubes. 

Compressed Air on 
Tap at the Curbing 



PHONE 

FRANKLIN 3727 



616-618 
VAN NESS AVENUE 



hermoi 



YRY ONE 



[For Those Seeking 
QUALITY 
NOT PRICE 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 7, 1911. 



Among the local automobile men who will attend the coming 
Automobile Show at Madison Square Garden, Now York City, is 
A. D. Plughofi, vice-president of the J. W. Leavitt Company, 
distributor of Overland and Kissel Ears. Plughoff also in- 
tends, if possible, to stay East for the Chicago Show. He takes 
this trip for the special purpose of making an investigation of 
commercial vehicle conditions in the East, and particularly in 
manufacturing circles. 

Plughoff left San Francisco Tuesday, going first to Los An- 
geles, where he will in a large measure supervise the Overland 
display at the Licensed Dealers" Show. From Los Angeles he 
will go direct to New York, arriving at the latter city in time for 
the opening of the show there. Mr. Plughoff » ill visit the Over- 
land factories, where he will give specifications lor a large num- 
.ber of cars to be shipped to this coast, and will remain until they 
are put on the road. He will then go to the Kissel Ear factory 
at Hartford. Wisconsin, where an extensive test of the Kissel 
truck will have been arranged for him. Eeturning, Plugholl will 
come by the Northwest, stopping some time with J. \\ . Leavitt 
& Company's Sei ttle branch, after which he will go to Portland 
and establish a Leavitt Branch there for the care of the Oregon 
trade. The entire trip from time of leaving to returning to San 
Francisco will cover approximately 13,000 miles. 

* * » 

Something entirely new is a special exhibit of rims for all 
standard makes of solid and pneumatic tires, the product of the 
new Firestone Him Factory. Special emphasis is laid upon the 
fact that the Firestone Quick-Detachable Demountable rim has a 
solid base, and is in no seuse a split rim. This company as tire- 
makers of long experience oppose the use of rims that are split 
either eircumt'erentially or transversely, as such rims cannot be 
made water-tight. The Firestone Company, in common with all 
other tire manufaetuiers, have always put washers on both stay- 
bolts and valve stems for use on regular clincher or quick detach- 
able clincher rims, to prevent the entrance of any moisture what- 
ever. 

Of the new things in tires shown by the Firestone Company, 
the most notable is the improved Side-AVire motor truck tire. 
The most noticeable of the improvements is the use of flat-faced 
cross bars and retaining wires. This construction has been 
found to prevent wear on these parts and make a more durable 
fastening, resulting in a service unheard of heretofore for track 
tires. 

* * * 

A decided feature of this season's reliability contests in East- 
ern States is the consistency with which the Haynea has come 
to the fore with perfect scores. The New York Automobile Asso- 
ciation recently gave a two-day Reliability contest. Owing to 
the weather conditions, the run proved to be a most severe one. 
The roads at many points were almost impassable, and to follow 
was no small task for any car. The rules of the contest provided 
that the bonnet should be sealed, together with working parts of 
the car, and, also, provided for a most rigid technical examina- 
tion both before and after the contest. The liaynes Model a0, 
five-passenger touring car defeated all competitors in its class 
and secured the Splitdorf Trophy, offered as a prize to that par- 
ticular division. 

* * * 

Among the American cars which have been used extensively 
this oast season in European touring is the Lozier. According 
to advices received by the Pioneer Automobile Company, some 
twenty Lozier owners advised the Lozier factory of their intends 
tours of Europe. To meet any possible needs of these toi 
supplies of extra parts were shipped to central points in the old 
world, and in every instance these supplies were returned, the 

boxes in which they were sent being ui \u( a Lozier out 

of al! that were used this year in Europe found it nets 
to call for an extra part. 

* * * 

General Manager II. 1'.. Shiland, I rly General Sales Man- 
ager for the Buick Motor Company, dm a ie Pacific 
Northwest late last summer, and \v:,s greatly impressed not only 
with the resources of that section, hut with the scenic features as 
well. He was so impressed that he decided to utilize a photograph 
of Mt. Rainier in the advertising of the Raini c cars, and to 
that end has secured a handsome photograph of this [emarkible 

mountain, the picture of which will be reprodi 1 on bhe front 

cover of the catalog for the season of 1911. 



Tips to Automobilists 

The News Letter recommends the following garages, hotels and supply 
houses. Tourists will do well to cut this list out and keep It as a guide: 

SAN MATEO. — Brown's c.an^. :!50 B street. Phone Mateo 57. 
C. J. Brown, Prop. Open day and night Export automobile repairing, 
supplies, battery charging, high-grade gasoline and oils. 

NORTH OF BELMONT. — Cypress Lodge. First-class mixed drinks. 
Bring your lunch baskets and enjoy our little forest. Special attention to 
motor parties. CHAS. P. HOWKE, Prop. 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY. 
SAN JOSE.— Stop at LETCHER'S New Garage for first-class service. 
We cater to the touring public. Attractive parlors for iadies in connec- 
tion. "Mission Front" garage next to corner of First and St. James Sts. 

SAN JOSE.— WALLACE BROS.' GARAGE, Market and St. James 
street. 20,000 square feet of floor space. Special accommodations for 
ladies. Repairing, sundries, renting. Fire proof garage. Day and night 
service. Rambler, Oakland and Hupmoblle agencies. (See under Stockton.) 

LOS GATOS. — Gem City Garage, Main St.. near Lyndon Hotel. Machine 
and Gas Engine work a specialty. Auto supplies. E. W. Preston, W. II. 
Main, Proprietors. Telephone Main 821. 

GILROY. — Central Hotel, A. C. Richardson. Prop. Headquarters for au- 
tomobilists. Bar in connection. Newly furnished throughout. Telephone 
Main 861. 

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY. 
STOCKTON.— WALLACE Bros." GARAGE. 30 S. Sutter Street. Most 
convenient location. Best of service. i,: ■ jto i sundries. Rambler, 
Oakland and Hupmoblle agencies. Phone Main 287. (See San Jose.) 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY. 

PASADENA. — Don Lee, Cadillac Garage, 17,000 square feet of tl : 

Bpace, centrally located, 151 E. Union St., absolutely fireproof. Steel 
Lockers for lap-robes and tools, etc. Service at all hours, day or night. 
Write for descriptive booklet L. G. PATEE. Manager. 



EXCLUSIVE ELECTRIC GARAGING 

The Only Fire Proof Electric Garage in San Francisco 
1625 Pacific Avenue Phone Franklin 1510 



BRANCH OF 



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630 VAN NESS AVENUE Phone Franklin 2772 



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Phona Market 0J70. 



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■ n Francisco, Cal. 



M O 


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" The Oil of Quality" 




for your 




Automobile 



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REPAIRING 
FIRST CLASS WORK 
Fireproof Building 



Auto Tops, Upholstering, Seal Covers, Etc. 
Automobile Painting, Varnishing, Black- 
smithing, Woodworking and Body Making 
IN ALL ITS BRANCHES 

REASONABLE RATES 
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AUTOMOBILES AND TOURISTS' BAGGAGE 

INSURED AGAINST 

Fire, Theft, and Transportation 

While anywhere in United States. Canada, and Europe 

AETNA INSURANCE CO. OF HARTFORD 

PACIFIC BRANCH— 514 California Street, San Francisco 




Morrison Cole Motor 
Car Co. 



Phone Franklin 640 



382-384 Golden Gate Avenue 



San Francisco, Cal. 



January 7, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



31 




Although Portugal is still in swad- 
Poetuqal's Mistake. dling clothes as a Bepublic, the pro- 
visional Government has appointed 
a aaval committee to devise ways and means to procure three 
Dreadnaughts, three armored cruisers, twelve torpedo-boat de- 
stroyers and six submarines. That is to say that the battleship 
craze has struck the infant republic, but if the desired naval 
equipment could be purchased at .$1,000 each, the nation's treas- 
ury would not be able to foot the bill. But fortunately the 
commission will never so much as report "progress," for the 
simple reason that the people of every class outside of Govern- 
ment employ are raising the cry, "Give us books instead of war- 
ships/' which would seem to mean that the provisional Govern- 
ment has misjudged the temper of the Portuguese, and may 
have to step down and out, for it is now made clear that the 
people want school houses, business houses and trade and traffic : 
besides, every sensible man in and out of Portugal knows that 
the great nations stand ready to do Portugal's fighting for her 
should anv nation attempt to extend its jurisdiction over the 
little republic by invasion or otherwise. International jealousies 
can be relied upon to keep out invaders. Moreover, if Portugal 
has a navy several times larger than that contemplated at this 
time, she could 'rant defend a single one of her colonies, and would 
make a weak showing to defend the fatherland against either 
one of the powers of Europe, and, moreover, the little republic 
still maintains a provisional sorl of a Government, and of course 
could borrow no money to build warships. • Spain is the only 
nation that could possibly have an itching palm for Portugal's 
territory, but it so happens that Spain is the moat sincere friend 
Portugal has in Europe, and would go to war anv day to protect 
the new republic. The whole business of building a navy for 
Portugal has the earmarks of a grafting scheme o> be covered 
up by mortgaging the country to build fighting ships. Any- 
way, the people are Ear l tikelj to turn the il Gov- 
ernment adrift than to agree to constructing a navy when no 
navy is wanted or needed. 



• in diplomatic 

Tii i' "1> won; Spo i " and Lorraine 

fimii red the "princi- 

pal danger spots" in Euro It is clear thai something akin 
to ;i crisiB has been reai Ked, an I all depends upon what action 1 the 
(hmimjii Government takes whether or nol the "spot" becomes .i 

lii.' brand oi a ny en; ■ : politicians. 

more especially, ten! than ever in their demands 

that the terman Em- 

pire with a foil quoti "i "in Parliament. 

But the more ultra of the G iteemen insist thai il 

much to believe that after fort] 

man i insisting thai their country rightfully be- 

longs « here then ae pre- 

test im: their love and loyalty to the German Empire and de- 
seats ii ii- parliament, and believe at the same time thai 
h influence is nol the moving spirit and thai Prance is 
schemin - be a sharp 

On the other hand, if \ - 
Lorraine are refused their demand, it may require penman 
the provinces by a German army to preset 
and order. The belief is pretty general that the people of ' 
Lorraine are not sincere, and that they are playing a game to 
place their repiv- nient of the 

German Qovenu nation i* 

■man Liberals and S 
stag who are backing up the claims Lorraine. It 

that the Kaiser is disposed to offer the two provinces home 
rule and a legists '"or their own Q 

meat, but which e or binding without 

the approval of the Kaiser and his ministers. 



Good Housewives 



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And all lead- 
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cooks use it. 

A Wonderful 
Appetizer. 

Assists 

Digestion. 



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SAUCE 

THE ORIGINAL WORCESTERSHIRE 

An admirable relish of rare quality and 
rich flavor. Try it on Soups, Fish, 
Roasts, Chops, Steaks, Gravies, 
Stews, Salads and Chafing 
Dish Cooking. 

John Duncan's Sons, Agents, New York 



The Tory party in England seems 
Of General Intekest. to lie trying to expedite its political 

death by committing suicide. It 
has whirled around from its position of opposition In Asquith's 
purpose to strip the Lords of the veto power by the creation of 
five hundred new peerages whom the King and the Commons 
could rely upon to support Governm ires. Of course, 

the new Peers would not be hereditary Lords, but their appoint- 
ment would ini a way destroy the old hereditary cant ami the 
superior excellent ind acredness with which hereditary Lords 
have always cloth ■ n til Premier Asquith came along 

and proposed to destroy the hereditary principle in the second 

branch of the Parliament. In tt of 500 

new members of the House of fjords, the Tories now not only 
advocate the utter annihilation of t <ary principle as 

enjoyed by the ;■ ! iroposes 

to go a step further in; seeking revenge upon King 
not helping them out in the recent elections b ing the 

[loyal Family in the work of di rights. The 

electorate of Great Britain have already voted thai the Lords 
must go as a privileged class of law-makers, and that the heredi- 
tary principle must remain Family. 
Consequent lv the scheme of the Lords to include in the abolition 
of the hereditary principle in the House of Lords the Royal 
Kami!-, a to still nfirm the hereditary 
nf the throne and lea I Well shot 

uf in- 
herit nd priviliL 

France has not fully adopted the principle of procedure by 
referendum thai certain 

pending 

will be 

applied in the future to all important legislal 

Tin ' 'ione are over, and the Government party 

iiood working majority in the new Parliament. The i 
about the election \va'= that at the suggestion of Pn • 

ni the 
ms and the candidates to 
people to handle and deal with. 

T-ast week the French Socialist! were defeated in the Chamber 
by a vote of 00 -o (05. 

The German B - a warm p 

ng to explain to the - 
'he Kai=e r means w 1 ior to 

ind official asaemblaf repre- 

->f the people. 



Picture* of alt klnda made and framed to order by Fowxer. the ar- 

Uet photographer, lift Sixteenth itxeet. near Valencia. Flneet cnlld- 
ren'e and profeaalonal work In the city. Photorrapha any time, any 
•Im. aay price, any piece. 



32 San Francisco News Letter 

Fire Marine Automobile 

fireman's Fund Insurance Company 

Assets, $7,000,000 



January 7, 1911. 



Capital, $1,500,000 




INBVRANCB 




California and Sansome Streets, 
San Francisco, California. 



The Western States Life Insurance Co. 



SAN FRANCISCO 



Capital 



$1,000,000 



Has been granted license for the sale 01 insurance in California and 
Washington. Othe- Western States will be immediately opened. 

Issuing the most attractive line of policies ever offered. 

Now is the time to negotiate very desirable District and State Agency 
Contracts. 

Men who want to move to the great and prosperous West, and line up 
with a Live Enterprise, surrounded by boundless resources and possi- 
bilities, should write to 

PRATT & GRIGSBY, General Agents, San Francisco. (All territory 
west of the Mississippi River.) 

FRANK A. WERNER, Los Angeles. General Agent Southern California 
and Arizona. 620-23 Security Building. Los Angeles, Cal. 

W. M. ELLIOTT, General Agent State of Washington and Alaska, 605 
Colman Building, Seattle. Washington. 

L. S. ADAMS, General Agent State of Utah. 527-28 Newhouse Building. 
Salt Lake City. Utah. 



Cash Capital. $400,000. 



Cash Assets. $970,146. 



Pacific Coast Casualty Company 

OF CALIFORNIA. 

Employers' Liability, General Liability, Teams. Elevator. Workmen's 
Collective, Vessels. Automobile, Burglary, Plate Glass, Personal Accident 
Insurance, Fidelity and Surety Bonds. 

Officers — Edmund F. Green, President; John C. Coleman, Vice-Presi- 
dent; F. A. Zane. Secretary; Ant. Borel & Co.. Treasurer; F. P. Ueerlng, 
Counsel. 

Directors— A Borel, H. E. Bothin, Edward L. Brayton, John C. Cole- 
man. W. E. Dean. F. P. Deering. E. F. Green, James K. Moffltt, J. W. 
Phillips, Henry Rosenfeld, Adolph A. Son. 

Head Office — Merchants' Exchange Building, San Francisco. Marshal 
A. Frank Company, General Agents for California, 416 Montgomery St., 
San Francisco. 

The Connecticut Fire Insurance Company 

Of Hartford. Established 1850. 

Cash Capital }1,000,000 

Cash Assets 6.966,311 

Surplus to Policyholders 2.790,360 

ALASKA COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 
Benjamin J. Smith, Manager. 





British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co. 


Ltd. 




OF LIVERPOOL. 










BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., Agents. 




350 


California Street. Sa 


n Francisco 



The Weft Coaft Life Insurance Co. 



SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 



A strong, well managed Institution; organized under the rigid lnsurancs 
laws of California. Its policy forms are clear and explicit and define and 
guard the Interests of policy-holders as do those of no other company. 
Ask any agent, or write the company for sample of policy forms. 



Roy C. Ward 



James K. Polk 



Jas. W. Dean 



Geo. E. Billings 



Geo. E. Billings Company 



ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE EFFECTED 
312 California St., San Francisco, Cal Phona Douglaa 22M 



II required the expenditure of considerable time and expense 
Cor tlif Pacific Coasi Casualty Company to gain admission into 
the State of New York, Twice was the company's charter 
amended, and last -I u 'n- an examiner was sent from the New 
York Insurance Department, al an expense to the company of 
$1,500; to pronounce llie company solvent. Then the company's 
capital was increased, and President Greene paid a personal visit 
to (he great metropolis, and hung around a week in a fruitless 
effort to secure an interview with Superintendent Hotchkiss to 

find out what else was required. Tie me! f the lesser lights, 

however who suggested a further change in the wording of the 
chart r. accompanying it with a promise of immediate authoritj 
to write business when this should lie done. Rushing hack to 
San Francisco, the amendment was made, hut there was a I'ur- 
ther bitch. In. the interval, the New York department had be- 
come possessed of a desire that somi $100,000 of the company's 

aei unties should be otherwise invested, ami (hi- exaction was ex- 
peditiously complied with. And then the license came. The 

company, having been examined, found in splendid financial con- 
dition and remodeled in every way to suit the Eastern idea of 

whai an up-to-date casualty and <urctv company should he, au- 
thority was granted to assume liability in New York Slate. II 
had been expensive, but the Pacific Coasi Casualty is ambitious, 
though conservative, and could now work shoulder lo Bhoulder 

with the leading companies "1 the country. Al Ica-i il looked 
that way. Tor a little while. But right hen- was where the 

Supreme Courts began to take a hand. Unlder Section 1*1 of 

tile Insurance Law each id' these courts IS empowered lo make 

mi examination just as often as il is pleased to do so, and. as 
far as that is concerned, so may the surrogates court, basing its 
right on the power in refuse to accept the bonds of any particular 
company . 

Tic ( 1 1- 1 invitation received by the Pacific Coasi Casualty, 
from this source, took the form of a demand thai it he authorized 
to 31 "d a referee to San Francisco, ai the expense of the company, 
for the purpose of once more making an examination. This, 

President Greei mphatically declined to do. insisting thai a 

referee could be selected from among the residents of San Fran- 
cisco, which was finally agr I to. No sooner was this e i - 

nation under way than instructions from the court followed that 
a representative of the company be seni in New York with all 

books of accounts, including all 1 ks exhibiting the reserves 

Ebi i i aims, ami also the minute hunks of all stockholders' i it- 

ings. 

Ai the preseni moment ii does not appear at all improbable 
that complication - growing out of this situation may lead in the 
adoption of retaliatory measures that will resuli in great incon- 
venience in New York insurance com] ies now doing business 

in the State of California, a condition greatly in !»■ regretted. 

* * * 

Tic San Francisco Life Insurance Company of California has 
been licensed by the California Insurance Department The 
companj begins business with a cash capital of one hundred and 
Bixty thousand and cash surplus of twenty-seven thousand. In 

addition there an stock Subscriptions Of one hundred and 

twenty-five thousand. 

* * * 

Harry Ford. of New Orleans, formerly inspector of agencies 
for the Pacific Mutual, and fm- fifteen years with the Mutual 

Life, has heen appointed inspector of agencies by the Western 

States I iie. will: headquarters ai San Francisco. 

* * * 

The .'ling ai Seattle, Wash., of committees representing 

companies reportinia i" San Francisco, those reporting Bast, and 
general agents in thai city fixed for January 9th, having for its 
object the creation of r separate governing board, ha- been post- 

id, owing to tlie inability of the Eastern people in leave at so 

early a date during Hie busy season. The San Francisco com- 
mittee consists of R. W. Osborn, Frank J. Devlin, Bernard Fay- 
monville, Arthur M, Brown and Holla V. Watt. 



• ' ani u;v 7, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



33 



J. G. Johnson, formerly of Johnson & B a ias purchased 

an interest in the San Francisco brokerage firm of C. I!. Sloan 

I Dcorporated since the recent death of 

Clarence I!. Sloan. Mr. Johnson will be managing director. 

* * * 

The Great Eastern Casualty Companj has applied for a 
California license and noil give the agencj to. James C. Heyburnl, 

genera] agent of the Empire State Surety Company 

* * * 

The numerous obstacles placed in the way of the Pacific Coast 
Casualty Company during the past year, in its efforts to do busi- 
ness in the Slate of New Sork, have attracted the attention of the 
California Insurance Department. Should tins opposition con- 
tinue, it is not improbable that retaliatory measures may be 
adopted by the California Department against all New York 
insurae.cc companies of like character now doing business under 
its jurisdiction. 

* * * 

Insurance Commissioner S. A. Kozer, of Oregon, has issued a 
second report covering the recommendations for amendments to 

the insurance law of 1900. in which lie says two years' experi- 
ence has evolved many defects. So inadequate and out-of-date 
arc Oregon's insurance laws, according to Kozer, that he believes 
the only method by which adequate laws may be acquired is 
through a commission to be created by the Legislature to study 
insurance legislation, and propose measures for its consideration. 
Numerous tilings are suggested, including a closer surveillance of 
fraternal insurance societies, mutual fire insurance companies, 
and a better law governing the collection of licenses from all 
companies. He also recommends the creation of the office of 

Fire Marshal. 

* * * 

By the retirement of the Seaboard Fire and Marine Insurance 

Company of Galveston, Texas, Manager II. W. Colson is left 
without a connection. The companj has quite a number of poli- 
cies standing out in California. This business has all been re- 
insured together with all its other outstanding liability, by the 
German American Fire Insurance Compantj of \".w York, rep- 
resented on the Pacific Coast by Genera] Agent George II- Tyson 

of San Francisco. 

* * * 

A united effort is being pui forth by the Oakland Board t<> 
induce the Pacific Board to postpone indefinitely the eha 
commissions for Oakland ami vicinitj from 30 per cent Sat to 
1 5 per cent for one j ear ■ nd 25 per cent Eoi 

At a meet ing recent ly held, the follow in mmil 

pointed: T. P. Emigh. P. P. Porter, R. E. Clark. William B. 
West and Leo R. Wells, to formulate resolutions pro! 

against such A ehanc 

* * * 

I lespite the opposition eni 
am c I (eparrment, 1!' wett & < lo., oi San I 
into the interinsurance plan ol insurance on a who! 
This firm has been app - the Retail I Iru 

I nderwriters, the Retail Hardware I ndcrwriters, the Retail 
Grocers' Underwriters and Retail Merchants' [Tniderwriters, 
all operating on plan and ted by thi 

associat io m I ifornia [nsurar 

partmemt has held that these concerns cannot legally write in- 
surance under thi ing insurance laws of the State 
of I lalifornia. 

* * * 

Thai Stockton. Cal., is practically with. mi fire protection in 

rued, is I 

the engineers « 

the report rendered, I 

nl with a 
e. Inning, at most, a litt] 

With the exception of the La Wan 
other engines an 
borrowed fi S 
of the opinion that bo 

of the nnderwriti 
would make it vour bi 
to whs 

- 

to run the chance ef a conflagration which might wipe the ciry 
off the map.'-' 



Insurance ( lommissioner Kozer, ot i ied i 

der to resident general agenl of marine i i ipanies 

hung hi , in thai State, in whirh he : 

tether direct or reinsurance written in the State by authorized 

i gents, shall be im luded in the annual reports of the ci 

ompanies transacting casualty business are also called upon 

i.i report salvage received during the -ear. Thee issioner 

ol ins to recommend that an amendment providing Foi a 

two per cent on net premiums of companies he made to the pres- 

e»l statutes, so as to embrace ite I pi ms oot now tm luded 

because the law is not specific in relation to these particular 
items. 



George E. Billings Company, in a circular letter issued 

recently, announces that at a late meeting of the Board of Direc- 
tors of this company, held November 29, 1910, Mr. John C. 
Meussdorffer was elected a director, this action becoming desir- 
able owing to the merging of Mr. Meussdorffer's business with 
that of the George E. Killings Co. Mr. Meussdorffer has had an 
extended experience in all lines of Casualty Insurance for the 
past thirteen years, and will assume particular charge of this 
department of the company's business. The above action is in 
line will; the policy of the company to place each department in 
the hands of men who are specialists in their line, thus assuring 
clients expert service at all times. 



F IV FOLKS FA VOB 



Home Mixture Thai Takes Of the Fat Rapidly— Causes Vo 

Wrinkles — No Stoiriuch Ills, and Requires Neither 

Dieting Not E cei i ise. 

Too much fa I is both uncomfortable and dangerous, but usually 
fleshy people prefer to pul up with its inconvenience rather lhani 
punish themselves with the tiresome exercising usually prescribed 
or endanger their health by taking the so-called "cures" ami 
patent "fal reducers." 

This i of i omfori and healtl ver tbundi a 

is cntiivl. unnecessary, hov Mrs. Luella Bigger tells us 

i thai i- far superior in n i anj 

■■. will bui flesh. 1 1 is said 

mixture will tal aan or woman at the 

rate of at least a coup tthout tven causing 

«i inkles. M i but is a 

j I thing away pimples, and, best of 

ill. ii .1 i iterfere wil > on can use it and at tie- 

same lime eat whatever you like. This receipt is as follows ' 

ounce Mann. . la ; i incc Fluid Extracl Cascara Aromatic, and 

'•'■j ounce- of Pi Water. '■ ngredients at any 

drug store, mix them i ..infill 

ach meal and a; bed 
Mrs. Bi 

n.is i„ gun 
iry. 



LA QUESTA 

One of the finest red wines in the world. 
Served at first-class hotels, cafes, clubs, etc. 

SOLD BY 

St. Francis Hotel Wine Store Geary Street 

L. D. McLean Co.. 1154 Sutter Street 

McCaw Bros. 401 Devisadero Street 
L. M. Walter Devisadero & California Streets 

Julius Berensen 762 Devisadero Street 

J. Witt 1926 Broderick Street 

I Polk and Clay Streets 

) 500 Hayes Street 

( Sacramento and Market Sts. 



West. Elliott & Gordon 



Produced by E. H. RIXFORD, Kohl Building. 



Private Secretary 
or act aa business agent; has bi., 
propertv rml foreign languag- 

bond if required. Addrew. PRIVATE SECRETARY. News Letter, San 
Francisco. 



34 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 7, 1911. 




IN ONE SOLE PLAGE. 

In one sole place a rose should blossom, now 

That thou art dead-; 
Out of thy crave alone its stem should grow. 

Should spring its lovely head : 
No other spot on earl h 
Merits its birth. 

And ,vhen the moon is waxing slowly bright 

I say. Nowhere 
But on "thy grave should fall its silver light ; 
And gentle birds should there, 
There only, come to 9Uig 
The tale of spring. 

Tf thus the beauty of the world might be 

Amassed and kept, 
Then in that place I think that I should see 
Thee, thee whom I have wept, 
And. grief forbornle awhile. 
Dare them to smile. 
— Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer in Everybody's. 



THE HARVEST MOON. 

The autumn brings the sunset of the year. 
And asters swinging by the pasture bars 
Flame in the light like amaranthine stars. 
And mists of beauty gather far and near. 
Lo, in the eastern heavens bright and clear. 
The huge moon through the long autumnal eves 
Sends down forevermore upon the sheavi - 
A world-wide smile of glory and of cheer ' 
Now is the earth for feast Olympian spread; 
Blown like a scent upon the winds of mirth 

Keen laughter as of gods floats down the night. 
And angel visitants from overhead, 

Passing unseen from heaven unto earth. 

Throng on the Jacob's ladder of the light! 

. — Edward Wilbur Mason in National. 



IN ABSENCE. 



I know that others wait like me. 

But, oh, their eyes! They strike me blind. 
'Tie when they're kindest that 1 

Now she's away. bxr« here were kind 

The word each heart with good intent 

Speaks from the sorrow that it. knows 
Reminds me that the sweetest seent 

femes with the wind that strew- the POSe. 

And every clasp they reach to still 

The ache, and show they understand, 

But proves the whole world cannot fill 
Tin's hand that's empty of her hand,. 

— Charles T. Rogers in Century. 



LOVE'S DOING. 



"What is more beautiful to see 

Than that great light in woman's eyes, 

When Love hath solved their mystery? 

What is more beautiful to hear 
Than laughter on the lips whence Love 
Hath brushed the shadow of a tear? 
-From "A Golden Fancy," by Henry Dumont in National. 




Philip Morris 
Cigarettes 



ORIGINAL 
LONDON 



One after another 
has "made good" for 
fifty years — and each 
on a higher level. 



CAMBRIDGE 
in boxes of ten 



AMBASSADOR 
the after-dinner size 



1 The Little Brown Box 



Dr. Byron W. Haines 

DENTIST 
Permanently Located 

Suite S07 

323 Geary St. at Powell Opposite St. Francis 

Phone Douglas 2608 



DR. EDWARD F. GLASER 

EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT. 

Office Hours, 1 to 4 p. m. Galen Bldg., 391 Sutter Street 

and by appointment. San Francisco 

Phone Douglas 4138. 



Valmhlp TnfArmntinn OF A BUSINESS. PERSONAL OR SOCIAL NATURE 
TdlUdUie llllUIIlldllUll FROM THE PRESS OF THE PACIFIC ftflAST 



FROM THE PRESS OF THE PACIFIC COAST 



Dake's Press Clipping; Bureau 



427 So. Main Street, Los Ancfles 
Phoaes: F 1289; Main 4133 



12 Geary Street. San Francisco 
Phones: Kearny 1440: C 1470 



Clippings served from 6c to S5 per month. Order now. Stop 
when you please. Pay for what you get. 



City Index and Purchasers' Guide 

NOTARY PUBLIC. 
Martin Aronsohn, Notary Public. All legal papers drawn up accurately, 
107 Montgomery street, near Sutter, San Francisco. 'Phone Douglas 601. 

INVALID CHAIRS. 
Sold, rented, exchanged; manufacturers of Eames tricycle chair. 1714 
Market street, near Octavia. Telephone Fell 9911. 

DENTISTS. 
D. D. S., Surgery of the Head and Neck. 



6 to S p. 



Consul- 
2941 Washington street. 



W. A. Bryant, M. D. t 
tation hours: 10 a. m. to 1 p. m. 
Telephone West 1039. 

Dr. G. F. Nevius, Dentist. Formerly S14 Eddy street, now at room 403 
Westbank Building, corner Ellis and Market. 

ATTORNEYS- AT- LAW. 
Samuel L. Shortridge, Attorney-at-Law, Chronicle Building, San Fran- 
cisco. Tel. Douglas 2176. 

CHIROPODISTS. 
Drs. R. T. Leaner and H. J. Rlegelhaupt, Surgeon Chiropodists, formerly 
of 6 Geary street, remove corns entirely whole; painless, without knife. 
Bunions and in-growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment. 
205-206 Westbank Building, 830 Market street, San Francisco. 



Brushes 



Back to our old locatfon, 623 Sacramento Street between 
Kearny and Montgomery streets. 

With full line of Brushes, Brooms and Feather Dusters, on hand and made 
to order. Janitor supplies of all kinds. Ladders, Buckets, Chamois, 
Metal Polish, and Cleaning Powders. Hardware, Wood and Willow Ware. 
Call, write or telephone Kearny 5787. 

WM. BUCHANAN. 






January 1, I - * 1 1 - 



and California Advertiser 



35 



MIDWINTER GOLF TOURNAMENT. 

Members of the golf clubs in and about San Francisco are 
looking forward with keen interest to the midwinter golf tour- 
nament which will be held on the links at Del Monte February 
11th to 18th. This will be the first tournament of the New Year, 
and present indications are that it will start off the 1911 golf 
season in a big way. The tournament has been well advertised 
all through the Northwest, and many of the well-known mem- 
bers of the Golf and Country Clubs of that section have an- 
nounced their intentions of coming down in time to participate 
in the play. 

The golf links at the big winter resort are in excellent con- 
dition at this time, and there is every reason to believe that the 
tournament at this time will attract many players from both 
north and south. 

There will be handicap match play competitions for both men 
and women, with trophies for winners and runners up ; trophies 
for lowest score in qualifying rounds; additional flights for 
each sixteen men and eight women; also trophies for consola- 
tion events, mixed foursomes and handicap bogy competitions 
for both men and women; and such other contests as may be ar- 
ranged .later. 



FIRST DOG SHOW OF THE NEW YEAR. 

Dates for the annual winter dog show of the Del Monte Ken- 
nel Club held at Hotel Del Monte have just been announced. The 
show will take place on February 10th and 11th, and entry lists 
are now being sent out. It will be governed by the American 
Kennel Club rules, and the judging will probably take place on 
the open lawn in front of the hotel instead of under cover as is 
usually done. 

The Del Monte Kennel Club includes in its membership some 
of the best-known dog fanciers of the society set. Miss Jenmie 
Crocker, whose kennels are said to be the finest on the Coast, 
has consented to serve on the Bench committee, and has donated 
a handsome trophy. Other members are Miss Irenie Sabin, Miss 
Alice Wilkens, Mr. Alex Balfour and Mr. H. R. Warier, 

Application for entry blanks and other information regarding 
the show can be obtained from Miss Helen Rosenberg, secretar} 1 
of the Del Monte Kennel Club, at 36 Rosemonl Place, San 
Francisco. 



Among the many beautiful calendars which have been 

published tins season, that issued by the Geoflge E, Billings Com- 
pany, the well-known firm of insurance brokers and 
justers, at once wins ■■> place by its artistic excellence. "A Girl 

You Ought tn Know" is the decidedly alluring title of the pic- 
ture of an extremely pretty young girl who. leaning over a man- 
telpiece, has reflected in her glowing d U the ruddy tones of 

the live. It is a beautiful piece of work, full of vigor, and at 

the same time possessing a complete feminine charm. Tl 

E. Billings Company showed excellent tasb 

of a picture for their calendar was made, for it is certain that the 

incline of "A Uirl You Ought to Know" will remain to grace 

the walls ef mam .in office and a calendars 

traction will have disappeared. The picture was painted by Miss 

Florence Carlyle, a Canadian artist of note, whose work h 

(railed more than ordinary praise at the Paris Salon, at the 

Royal V.nienn and at the Si. Louis Exhibition. 



The calendar for the new year issued by the Woman's 

World is one that is sure to Bnd favor wherever it is disp 
It consists of four pictures, each of which carries its qn< 
monthly record, the subjects portrayed being, naturally enough, 
lovely woman i n. different epochs of her careei Qi iduating 
Day." "The Debutante," "My Wedding Day," "Motherhood" 
are thus pictorially described. The work, which is from the brush 
1 eber-Ditzler, is particularly artistic throughout. 



"Well, Sambo, how did you vote to-day?" "I 

yit. boss. - ' said Sambo. "Win- is that?'" •'Well. 
a-way. De Prohibitionists .ley give me S10 to vote their 
and the Republicans day gave n - ne their ticket. 

goin' to wait to see how corrupt all de parties is 'for. 
then Ab's goin' to vote for the leastest." 



Wedding PrsMnis. — The choii t from at 

Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and ' 
streets: also at Fairmont TTotel. 



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Scientifically 
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aracter of 
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'A WONDER- WAY THROUGH PICTURE-LAND" 



The Ultra-Pictorial Route 
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The new cross-continent line from Pacific CoasT 
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comfort, equipped with every mod- 
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Lowest grades over Sierras. Hun- 
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San Joaquin and Sacramento Val- 
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For information and sleeping-car 
reservations, ask any Ticket Agent, 
or address 



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Passenger Traffic Manager 



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Assistant General Passenger 
Agent 



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An absolutely sanitary wit*r. neither boiled, distilled nor chemically 
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San Francisco News Letter Jaotae* 7, 1911. 

SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES 



Sap — I can't help thinking about myself. Rap — That's 

the human instinct to worry over trifles. — Princeton Tiger. 

Lawyer (slightly deaf)-- You say your husband lately 

left you a widow? Matronly Caller— No, sir! I said he lately 
left me for a widow! — Chicago Tribune. 

He — They say that the face is an index of the mind. She 

I don't know. It doesn't follow because a woman's face is 

made up that her mind is. — Boston Transcript,. 

"Johnny, wriat is the meaning sought to be conveyed in 

the assertion, 'Freedom shrieked when Kosciusko fell ?' " "Free- 
dom -was prob'ly what he fell on. ma'am." — Houston Post. 

"Now, children, what is this?" asked the teacher, holding 

up the picture of a zebra. "It looks to me like a horse in a 
bathing suit." answered a little boy. — Our Dumb Animals. 

"I could spend years looking at that mountain," said the 

summer boarder. "Well," replied the landlord, "board by the 
year comes cheaper. Just keep looking.'" — Atlanta Constitution. 

"Better put that hammock up a little higher," said the 

woman. "No," replied the rnanL "It's high enough. If I want 
to fall any further I'll get in an aeroplane." — Yonlcers States- 
man. 

Mrs. Muggins — My husband is a great believer in; the 

power of the press. Mrs. Buggins — Yes. I notice he always hides 
behind his paper when he has a scat in a crowded car. — Phila. 
Press. 

Chief Editor — Look here. Sharpe. here's a fiddler been 

hanged for murder. How shall we headline it? Musical Editor 
— How would "Difficult Execution on OMe String" do? — St. 
Louis Times. 

"Noah must have felt lucky when he landed after his long 

sail." "Yes," replied the New York importer. "Think of a 
man landing all that cargo without a customs official to say a 
word !" — Wash ington Star. 

"Mr. Eoxley had nothing but praise for your work for 

him before the Congressional Committee." said the friend. 
"Yes," replied the lobbyist, gloomily, "nothing but praise." — 

I 'iitlmlif SlnmJtin) itiul Tim's. 

"City people don't buy gold bricks, you kwow," said the 

summer young man. "No." replied Farmer Corntossel, "they 
jes' keep pikin' along, buyin" melons an' sueh that look good 
on the outside." — Washington Star. 

The moralist — I tell you. my boy, the philosopher is right 

— all these luxurious surroundings have nothing to do with hap- 
piness — happiness comes from within. The Man About Town — 
Sure thing — let's have a Scotch high-ball. 

"Oh. my I" exclaimed the excited woman who had mislaid 

her husband, "I'm looking for :i small man with one eye." "Well, 
ma'am," replied the polite shop-walker, "if he's a very small man 
maybe you'd better use both eyes." — Tit-Hits. 

''Yes, sir: the fish was so big it pulled him in the river." 

"And he was drowned?" "No; hut he might's well have been, 
for he lost his grip on his gallon jug. and it floated down stream, 
and he lives in a dry country." — Atlanta Constitution. 

Cissie — Have you seen Charley lately? Percy — Yes; 

played billiards with him last night. Cissie — When you see him 
again will you kindly remind him that we are to be married next 
month, and I should like to see him before the day. — Ally 
Sloper's Half Holiday. 

"It is a terrible thing," said the prisoner, "to he known 

by a number instead of a name, ami to feel that all my life I 
shall be an object of suspicion among the police." "But you will 
not be alone, my friend," replied the philanthropic visitor, "the 
same thing happens to people who own automobiles." — Wa 
ton Star. 



PALO ALTO 
CAL. 



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A home school for boys desiring a thorough preparation for college. Lack 
of rigid classification makes for rapid advancement. Location adjacent to 
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W. A. SHEDD, Head Master 



THE LYCEUM 

2590 Pine St.. prepares for University or any examination. Its 
eighteenth year begins on July 26, 1910. Attend this school, which 
prepared hundreds successfully. Our instruction Is the best; our 
time of preparation the shortest; our reduced tuition the lowest, 
and within reach of every one. Day and evening sessions. L. H. 
Grau. Ph. D., Principal. 



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Catalogue upon application. 



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Beautiful surroundings, perfect equipment. For Catalogue 

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Mme. Von Meyerinck teaches Thursdays at Snell Seminary, Berkeley. 
Outside pupils also accepted there. 



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Sprine term opens January 2d. Graduates admitted to 

universities upon recommendation of the faculty. 

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65 Cents. 

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With Mayerle's Antiseptic Eye-Glass Cleaner. This Is a chemical cloth for 

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III 



Devoted to the Loading lnt«reita of California and tho Pacific Coaat. 




VOL. LXXXI 



San Francisco, Cal., Saturday, January 14, 1911 



Ni. 2 



The SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVER- 
TISER Is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor, Fred- 
erick Marriott, 773 Market street, San Francisco, Cal. Tel. Kearny 3694. 
Entered at San Francisco, Cal., Post-office as second-class mall matter 

New York Office — (where information may be obtained regarding: sub- 
scriptions and advertising) — 206 Broadway, C. C. Murphy, representative. 
London Office — 30 Cornhlll. E. C, England. George Street & Co. 

All social Items, announcements, mining, commercial and financial 
news notes, advertisements or other matter intended for publication In 
the current number of the NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVER- 
TISER, should be sent to the office not later than Thursday morning. 



To say that the saloon is an annex to our police courts is 

unjust — to the saloon. 

When Lissner goes home. Los Angeles may lawfully mark 

up her population by almost one. 

Nowadays a legislator would yell for help if anybody re- 
membered that he harl a throat on him. 

The United States imported last year $48,000,000 worth 

of diamonds that the Government knew about. 

Unfortunately, the pipe that so conspicuously adorns the 

face of Governor Johnson, dues not seem to hi' a pipe of peace. 

—Early legislation promises to lix the racetrack so thai il 

will be a "straightaway" to jail I'm- anybody who "makes I I.-." 

Thank Heaven for il thai Conboy slays in jail pending 

his second trial. He is too nervous in the trigger finger to be al 
large. 

Not even a cross marks the hallowed Bpol where "Colonel 

M.iziiina" used to stay when he paid his biennial visit to Sacra- 
mento. 

It is very, very sad hovi things change: the "third house" 

at the Capital is locked, and a "To Let" Sign is pasted in a front 

window. 

It is pretty hard to work up much heal over a senatorial 

campaign where one candidate buys ice water and the other buys 
do thing. 

Sixty years from no population to nearly half a million 

— from ox-team I" aeroplane. Sure enough, things more i 
San Francisco. 

Jusl think : it will he a whole year before the water wagon 



gets around once more. Meanwhile will you take seltzer or plain 
water in yours ? 

— — A Vallejo lady, thty, is suing for a divorct 

man. thej i> - never loo old to learn: neither is a woman evei 

loo old to yearn. 

A l.os Angeles man has jusl found an $8 bill which one 

of his ancestors tucked away in the family Bible about a hundred 
years ago. The old gentleman's suspicions le religious 

interest of his progeny appear to have been well-founded. 

Mr. and Mrs. Winkleback, married 

Honolulu by the captain after the Hertzian wa> - had crackled 
permission from the owners of the steamer, ma\ .ill theirs the 
first wireless wedding, tbedivon 



They are called "bucket shops" because they ensure the 

empty dinner pail. 

Grief and gloom pervade those interior California cities 

that failed to add one hundred per cenl to their population in 
the last ten years. 

They are planting tobacco down around Salinas. If it 

won't do for cigars, maybe the public will stand for il in the 
shape of slaw or kraut. 

■ It's lucky for the olfactories of San Francisco that the 

wind does not blow from the nor'ard while the Burke trial is 
going stencil fully on at Sanita Rosa. 

The beauteous Edna Bends oul a warning thai she will 

have some ".startling charges" to file againsl N'ai (i I \\ 1 1 ■ . 

Uh huh. but they can't possibly be new. 

A young Butte County Indian is going Easl to have his 

voice cultivated. He is especially strong in the upper register, 
where his ancestors used to do their warwhooping. 

Our Southern exposition rivals seint a (rainload of boost- 
ers to Washington, San Francisco has sent a trainload of real 
money. Boos! i- a fine thing, bul il pays no bills 

An Oakland man has taken a bunch of prizes in a New 

York chicken show. San Francisco is sitting back and waiting 
for somebody to start a competition as to "squabs." 

Let's not get loo e» i the reform of Government 

m California until the expert entomologists have bad a chance 
i" search the bills presented al Sacramento For "hugs." 

Hearing the Senatorial candidates al Sacramento com- 
menting upon one another it is to be hoped thai the star-eyed 
mblican reform stuck her linger- in her ears. 

Hears) is lighting hard againsl ponying up foi 

age done when his Madison Square fireworks exploded years 
Hearst journalism may pay. but Hears i' he can help it. 

It will take considerably mor ir full 

of mint julep; to get that exposition for New Orleans 

will never, never, look at the question through the bottom of a 

glass. 

Now the actors are an. I Shakespeare will be 

ted in New York under rigid union rules. Any lb 
with a card who has to hit the all himself a walking 

delegate. 

Pluvius .\ ' 

the report that they had i 
! plumbic. 
eg their goods by the tnbfnl. 

A new ji ■■■' mite," in 

of J. Pierp 
gold. N - 
to be di 



EBHT©BM AL 



CO 



INT 



Most of the current talk and agita- 
Reform of tion about reform of judicial pro- 

Judicial Procedure. cedure is mere waste of words and 

time. Practically all of it is idle as 
far as the inferior and intermediate courts are concerned. There 
is where the trouble lies, and the name of the trouble is politics. 
No matter how good the laws or bow excellent the procedure, 
justice will continue to be quoted below pur in these tribunals as 
long as the judges who preside over them arc politicians before 
they are jurists, the Dead Sea fruit of an iniquitous system. 
Mostly our law? are good. The procedure is, perhaps, complex 
and calculated to make delay easy ; possibly il puts a premium on 
pettifogging and technicalities, but the laws and the rules of 
procedure in State and municipal courts would work out pretty 
well if it. were not for the political strings that run from many 
quarters to the bench. 

To illustrate: there is a certain California Superior Judge 
who used to be on a police court bench, where he did polities all 
the time. He did it with such success thai he was always sure 
of re-election, and when he thought it was time for him I" move 
up to a place of more power, dignity and salary, he did not have 
much trouble getting himself nominated and elected. lie did 
politics in many way?, but the most effective part of his system 
down in. the police court bad for iis basis a neat little memo- 
randum book. Into that bonk went the name of every man for 
whom he did a favor. 

There were not many judicial days when the list in the little 
book failed to grow. Mr. Tbis-or-That wanted punishment miti- 
gated or withheld, or made more severe for somebody in. that 
court. Sure — and down went the name of Mr. This-or-That in 
the little book. And the judge bad a fine eye for people with in- 
fluence. By the time be had to go out again after re-nomination 
and election he had a solid working capital of decent and power- 
ful men upon whom he could call in the name of gratitude. Every 
Mr. This-or-That got a reminder at the right moment that on 
such-and-such an occasion the judge had done thus-and-so for 
him. It never failed to work. Xo rival, no boss, no political 
combination could beat the busy little memorandum book. 

The memorandum book is still working. Though it contains 
fewer names, they are better to conjure with. Some day this 
judge will sit on the State's highest bench. He may not know 
as much as some judges about law books, but he has most of 
them beaten on memorandum books. 

So it is that 'while judge? are elected for short terms and their 
salaries are comparatively small, justice must naturally and in- 
evitably go a good deal by favor. We should not blame I in judgea 
— they are, after all, merely men, and they mu=t eat. They do 
not seek the ermine out of devotion to the law or to justice, but 
out of necessity of making a living. It is politics that makes 
them incline, sensibly or insensibly, 10 the side that hae tie more 
money or the greater political influence. They are compelled by 
the system to begin figuring on the next election as soon as they 
have got a new term. 

SB- 
Polities, too, explains the prosperity of some lawyers over 
others — explains why the big man at the bar can usually get away 
with a case as against the little lawyer. It is the familiar "at- 
torneys' endorsement," signed by the leaders of the bar, that 
counts and weighs the most with the sheep-like voter. Naturally 
enough, these endorsements go to the judge who is most ready to 
oblige. And the judge on the bench, however well-meaning, 
needs to be superhumanly just and good in order to keep from 
noting the difference between Lawyer Pull and Lawyer No-Pull 
— to keep from thinking when he adjusts the scales that before 
long he will be out hunting votes and influence to get him another 
term or a promotion. 



Politics, moreover, makes the judge a "mixer." Because he is 
constantly in need of support, he who should be in some sense 
a man apart and aloof from entangling associations and alliances 
and friendships is forced to "get into touch" with the people ; 
must join and attend club?, lodges, associations and organizations 
of all kind*: must go to balls, bazars, fair?, picnics, and get on 
committees and make speeches and cultivate acquaintances 
wherever, whenever and however he can. That is the toilsome 
road to the bench under our wretched system. No wonder we 
complain that the law is one thing and justice another. 

59- 

The remedy? It is simple enough: take the courts out of 
politic?. 1 1 ii",-, ? By making the term of the judge, whether he 
be elevated by election or appointment, indeterminate. That is 
to say, the judge should serve during competency and good be- 
havior. Provide for his easy removal in case of misconduct 
through the recall or some modification of it. Give his position 
such salary, dignity and certainty that it will attract the best 
men. and that none but men wholly lit may reasonably aspire 
to it. 

The Federal courts oi the Fulled State? furnish the best pos- 
aible example of the bi the life tenure, and if the recall 

could be made operative as to them, they would be almost ideal. 
As it is, the familiar remark of lawyer and layman shows how 
they standi in popular estimation as compared with the State and 
city courts that are in politics — the common remark: "It's differ- 
ent in the Federal courts." It is, indeed, different. Nobody 
thinks of disregarding the Federal process or of trying to influ- 
ence the Federal judge. There is no trifling in the court of a 
judge who holds office for life, who cares nothing about politics. 

Until all the courts are out of politic? real reform of the judi- 
cial system is impossible. While any of them remain in politics. 
they will be poisoned and tainted thereby, aid, in, turn, they will 
taint the life of their communities, for the courts are vitally and 
intimately connected with that life — somewhere and at some time 
they touch the liberties and the very existence of every member 
of their communities. Politics cannot be clean while courts arc 
unclean, and courts cannot be clean as long as politics toi 
them. 

Though all the other arguments are 
Sam Fi; \\ Cisco's in her favor, San Francisco may well 

World's Fair Abgumbnt. rest her exposition case as against 

Xew Orleans upon the financial 
showing the two cities have made. New Orleans wants the Gov- 
ernment to make an exposition for it; San Francisco asks only 
a few words of sanction and permission. Without Government 
aid, and Government money, New Orleans cannot hold a world's 
fair; San Frani isco can and will hold an exposition without a 
penny or a promise from the nation. We are seeking official rec- 
ognition and such national authority as will permit us to ask the 
participation of other Governments, but we can — and we will — 
get along even without that. 

Without Government sanction the fair in San Francisco would 
id' course fall short of a nationally recognized exposition in many 
particulars, and so we are working hard for ttic sanction. In all 
likelihood we shall get it. New Orleans has not, in truth, any 
to compete with San Francisco for this privilege. 
Financially she is not in our class, and never will be. She can- 
not possibly provide, with or without Government aid, an exposi- 
tion in keeping with the dignity and reputation of the t 
States or the importance of the occasion. She has not and can- 
not procure the facilities to entertain the crowd, without which 
an exposition must be a lizzie. Her situation i- such that there 
cannot be any naval or maritime display and assemblage, and 
the opening of the canal is distinctly a naval and maritime event. 



January H. L911. 



and California Advertiser 



Reverting to the financial considerations, it is within the facts 
to say thai the exposition would be a calamity to New Orleans in 
about the same proportion as it would be — will be — a boon and 
a blessing to San Francisco. The Southern city and State have 
no reason to believe thai they would take out of any exposition 
more than the money spent by visitors tor entertainment and Eot 
souvenirs. San Francisco and California regard this feature of 
the fair as of minor consequence. We have a vast and a rich 
country behind us, full of opportunities for anybody with money 
or brains or industry to invest. We want the fair for itself, and 
for the honor of it, but we want more than anything the chance 
to got the world acquainted with us and with what we have. 

More than over the nation looks to the West for its future 
growth and future support in the necessaries of living. An expo- 
sition such as that which should celebrate the opening of the 
canal will do much toward the development of the West if held 
in San Francisco. Held in New Orleans, it would accomplish 
nothing for the West and little or nothing for the South. Held 
here, it will redound to the credit and honor of the country. Held 
at New Orleans, the economic, territorial and financial conditions 
are such that it would bankrupt the city and put the country 
to shame. 

All these things are being made plain, to the Congressional 
mind. They are arguments that must prevail before a court 
which is guided very largely by common sense. They furnish 
some of the reasons for the News Letter's feeling of assurance 
(Jiaf the exposition is coming to San Francisco. 

■XT 
Dynamite — using the word to cover 
Sale of Dynamite all the high explosives — is a deadlier 

Should he Restricted, thing than, any of the toxic agents 
whose sale and use is closely re- 
stricted by law. Nobody can buy the lethal agents of the labor- 
atory and the drugstore without such procedure as makes it com- 
paratively easy to identify purchase and purchaser. Anybody 
can buy enough dynamite to wreck a city, with no restriction, 
precaution or identification whatever. The sitting Legislature 
should change this condition for California without delay, and 
there should be early legislation to the same end of a national 
character. 

Since the Times outrage — for which, as yet. nobody is 
arrest or likely to be — Los Angeles has suffered another crime 
of the same kind, though less in degree of destruction. Nobody 
is under arrest for that infamy, nor is there any known i 

the perpetrators. The other day a building in San Francisco 
was partly wrecked lie dvnamito. and the lives of many 
were put in the utmost peril. Chicago has had a long series of 
bomb-thrnwings by which many buildings have been « 
Nobody has ever been brought to justice for any of these i 
though the police are well convinced that practically all the ex- 
plosions were the outcome of a war among (he gamblers. In 

New York. boll', through similar feuds and as consequences of 
personal and dan quarrels in the Italian quarter, there have been 
numerous dynamiting)), and there, too, nobody has been con 
n v such crime. 
Dynamite is the favorite weapon of individual or organize,! 
lawlessness aimed at private property, life or at Government. It 
is the peculiar tool and instrument of the anarchist, and . 
sity to the train robber and the safe-cracker. It is virtually im- 
possible to trace the criminal through the purchase of the means 
of crime if be uses dynamite, which, coupled with its terrible 
efficiency, accounts for its popularity as an agency of outrage. 
And it not onlv destroys, but it terrifies. The suddenness of its 
havoc and the completeness, the secrecy with which it can be em- 
ployed, and the safety to the user and the impossibility of guard- 
ing lifi 
make the explosive crime much more widely effective upon the 



mind than any other manner of lawlessness. 

News Letter urges upon, the Legislature such action at 

ssion as will put dynamite in the same category con 

with the poisons whose nature renders them dangerous to 

humanity and to organized society. \\ , have said before, and we 

reiterate with all possible empha thai there 

should be effective laws making it impossible foT any pers 

procure dynamite without leaving such a record as to ensure 
detection and conviction in case of its misuse. 

■XT 

Chief Seymour is right. Tn a great 
The Police Courts. measure the trouble lies with the 

police judges. The department im- 
poses and the bench disposes. Let the police department do its 
utmost, and it counts for nothing if the police judge proves 
shiftless in his work. In the courts in this city too much con- 
sideration is shown criminals. It is the nature of our people to 
be lenient, perhaps, but leniency can be carried too far in a 
courtroom. It is the small criminal with whom the police court, 
deals that makes or unmakes a city's reputation. Leniency cre- 
ates this class in hordes. Given vantage, they swarm over every- 
thing. Quick, firm, decisive judicial treatment serves lo eradi- 
cate them. They are the class of fear. They die out quickly 
and create quickly. Some of them, if let run, will develop easily 
into criminals of a more dangerous order. The police court has 
vaster duties than/ it often appreciates. It deals with the crimi- 
nal in the germ. It should deal with him swiftly, surely and 
justly. To shuffle and haggle is to lose him out of the net, and 
invariably he comes again. Tt possesses discrimination and 
should know. It is precision that strikes fear in the criminal 
heart. In France, everything is known about a man. In this 
country the courts are always short on records. They make little 
effort in that direction, in, fact. Mr. Smith may be Mr. Jones 
to-morrow and get off with if. Consequently our courts find 
themselves often undecided what to do. A good police judge, 
however, should possess intuition. It is on this intuition and 
knowledge of men he must frequently depend. The evidence is 
,ii least sufficient to give him a line on his man. enabling him to 
read the case properly. Always in justice he should deal with 
him sternly and surelv. Caprice should never enter into a 
courtroom. The judge who insists on being a humori-t destroys 
the dignity of his court. The law properly interpreted has a 
significance of the ruthless. Ii i I arm of social order, 

invincible in its attack. \\ do one. It should signify 

,ii,' , learlv-deliii, 

but never falter. The moment it does, the criminal lang 
its face. Bui judging calmly and penetratingly, it 
to his heart. A criminal is reached through fear, rarely l 
i icy. 

The Government has taken the iui- 
I'osru. SAVINGS I'>\nks. rial step at forty-eight second-class 

postoffices to put the Postal Savings 
Bank experiment in operation. It is an act under a law that the 
public clamored for and which was finally granted, but not with- 
in t missivings on the part of the Washington authorities. Dur- 
ing the pending of < na] action, a strong opposition 

was developed, but coming almost entirely from savings banks, 
which were subsequently withdrawn, and a trial of the experi- 
ment was then rather urged by those who had so vigorously op- 
ihe introduction of the postal savings system. This con- 
of the savings institutions to the svstem came about by 
ry many of their would 

withdraw their funds and deposit with the Government at the 
very low rate of interest offered : besides, it became quite • 
that after the lai jrenerally had changed 

its mind, and thought less of the scheme, and that perhaps, after 



San Francisco News Letter 



.I.WUAI1Y II. 1911. 



A Commendable 
Enterprise. 



all, it would not be the proper thing to start the nation in the 
savings bank business. It was this phase of public sentiment that 
caused the Government to make haste slowly to inaugurate the 
experiment. On the other hand, the Government was almost 
driven to it. Certain of the public press, which insisted that 
postal savings had aires ly been a pronounced success in- other 
nations, and would be equally successful in the United Slates. 
Now. however, nol nun 1 ' of the newspaper advocates of the 
scheme are suit that Postal Savings Banks will prove so much 
of a blessing as was though! for. 

The savings now lodged in the Postal banks of Great Britain 

are a little above $780,000, ; in Japan $46,000,000, and in 

about the same ratio to population and industrial conditions in. 
Austria-Hungary, Italy. Belgium, France, Russia, Sweden, 
Egypt, Canada, the other countries maintaining such Govern- 
ment banks. The depositors in all the countries having Postal 
Savings Banks aggregate, it is estimated, about 35,000.000, 
while the total deposits nit to not Ear from two billion dol- 
lars, ami all under Government control, which depositors are be- 
ginning to think might be a temptation to ruins when their talk 
is more of war and war preparations than of peace and inter- 
national aunty. 

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A coast-long highway of uniform 
width and construction, avoiding 
heavy grades and sharp curves, has 

been the dream of more than 

enterprising citizen of the Pacific Coast ever since the motor car 
entered the world's fields of business and pleasure, and now the 

dreamers have awakened to the fact that it was not "all a dream"' 
— not necessarily all a dream — but that public sentiment, the 
needs of commerce ami social life, and the pressing necessi 
rapid transportation between localities by private vehicl - 
all combining to make the dream a tangible reality. Some ma] 
say that a coast-long public highway, stretching along tin 
from the Canadian border to San Diego, is a consummation de- 
voutly to be wished, but thai the project lies too much in the 

realm of the imagination to ever me a realization in the 

sterner things of every-day life. 

But admitting that such a highway would be a gigantic enter- 
prise, other enterp-ises of even greater significance have become 
country-wide blessings in their complete and sa realiza- 

tion. At all events, a corporation called the Pacific IIu 
Association has been formed in Seattle, with many of the most 
prominent and public-spirited men in lb.' State of Washington in 
the long list of promoters and ba< ers. Moreover, in no 
the venture a money-making scheme, except in so far a- :i coast- 
long highway would very naturally and logically increasi land 
values and swell the volume of industrial and commercial opera- 
tions of the communities and i ities and towns lying on or con- 
tiguous to the route of the' highway. The personal gain ami ad- 
vantage that would accrue to the members of the Association 
would be no less than their share in the general gain thai would 
come to the public situated on the line of the improvement. 

Evidently the Association has in mind a well-defined pui 
to stimulate the people living along the rout,, to persona] activity 
in making the enterprise a substantial reality. To that end, the 
people of the coast region of Washington, Oregon and California 
are invited to co-operate in establishing the venture that it may 
become a great trunk highway reaching across the nation inn,, 

north to south along or near the coast lii I thi Pacific Ocean, 

Co-operation with the pareni Association, so far as California 
is concerned, simply means that when thi- St i bi gins to con- 
struct her great system of good road, for which the Sta 
propriated $18,000,000. the coast-long highway and connection 
therewith he made a part of tin- State's Beheme of good roads 
construction. 



Tin; Cities vs. 
tin-: Country. 



Engineers say that to establish a well-balanced system of pub- 
lic highways in California, the basis should be three great trunk 
lines running north and south, one along I be Pacific Coast ami 
two between the coast line and the Sierras. Inking in, or rather 
traversing, the great valleys, the State's system of good roads 
to be reckoned as complete and perfect when the three trunk high- 
ways are made tjic termini or firsl objective point of all lateral 

roads ami roads connecting (be interior c lunities, cities an,! 

towns willi each other When all thai has been accomplished, 
California will have a system of network public highways that 
would put every section of the State in touch with every other 
-eei em by roads thai eon Id ami would defy every kind of so-called 
i. el" weather." For these reasons, California can well afford 
toco-operate with thi coast-long highway enterprise. 

3P- 
i lensns ret urns are too "lien i on- 
sidered dull, Btale and unprofitable 
n ading, and j et no public documeni 

I ilins SO uiiieb solid informal ion 

of the kind thai even, citizen should take pains to acquaint him- 
self will i. especially in the matter of the location and distribution 

of the increases in population. There is an i lense amount of 

food for thought in i he stat mcnl of i usus burc iu that we 

have in this country 228 cities, each Inning a population above 
the 25, nark, and that in these '.''.' s cities more Hem one- 
fourth of the entire population dwell— to be exact, 38,508,000. 

1 ifty cities whose population exc Is 100,0 leh and 

in which dwell 20,000,000 people, being nearly one-fifth of the 
total population of the United S 

Another interesting as well as serious I id in this connei 
that the population of - increased about 9 per ci n 

tween 1901 over the increase between lstlil ami l!)on. But a 

fact thai is revealed by the census is -till i -e alarming. It is 

that the "back to the farm" cry finds no listeners in thi 

cultural regions of the nation, nor can it be said that the l 

or less objectionable environment in the S hern States hin- 
dered immigration, for Missouri and Indiana did not make 
enough of a showing to warrant thi m in i li ig a gain in popu- 
lation, while the Stale of Iowa, which is, in proportion to her 
square mileage, roductive region in America, actually 
lost iii population, and that, too. in the face of the fad thai more 
[owa I i money lenders than those of anj other State. 
Instead of tilling the soil, the farmer hoys of Iowa an to be 
found in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and in other large 

hi - in'-- renters. 

On the oiber [land, while the Middle West, the most of the 
fertili region of this country, made lifil in the far- 

mer population during the decade, the New England stale-. \m 
Jersey, and much of New York State, have gained since 1901, 
illy in farmers, and the census showing is that very many 
of the old, wot n-out fai East an again under prof! 

cultivation by fori igners. as well as by natives who do "truck" 
fanning, the mills and other industries round about furnishing 
narket. But the amazing thing about the populatio 

bibit is that so lap. i a pi i tion of the inhabitants of the I 

States seek city life, with all its hand-to-mouth existence, in 
preference to the independe and plenty which soil tilling al- 
ways insures to the industrious. 



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The importance of the lly, perched on the spoke of :i 

buggy wheel, or the self-complacency of a sparrow pluming his 
wings "ii a telephone wire, is equaled by the Eeatherless biped 
who considers he has a mission, and that the world is to bo 
broughl to his view-point b\ the expression of an opinion. Than 
him. no twelfth juryman ever complained of the stupidity of 

the other eleven wit! v comfortable satisfaction in his own 

self-righteousness. The rights of the minority are, to him, of 
overshadowing importance, and Ids belief in the proposition that 
the tail should wag the dog is as Jixed as his faith in the law of 
gravitation. 

With what urbanity does this fly on the wheel gaze upon his 
fellows and the passing landscape. The chariot of the world is 
for him. Swings I he globe through spare, or revolves the chariot 
wheel on lis axle, it is all one to our lly. who, with a sublime un- 
consciousness of other material things than himself, or other 
considerations of thought than his own. is wrapped in a mantle 
id' egotism, and sivs neither I he stars above nor the earth be- 
neath, except as created for his sole advantage and deled itndc. 
Has the fly on the wheel a mission in the walks of life or the 
avenues of art, science, and philosophy? I think so, for the rea- 
son that 

"Every pebble helps to wear a path, 

For dangerous Hoods down-pouring lo Hie sea: 
Nor drop ol rain hut has its aftermath, 
I o hud or blossom on i he grassy lea." 

The simile of the poet is a hit loo fragrant for our lly on the 

wheel, hui little things often direct greater a. \ small spike 

derails b big train, and the assiduity with which the iK pursues 
his introspection invites, perhaps, the attention o minds. 

The Hies on the wheel of polo ics— -ii ho shall name i 

Unconsciously they ail on the wheel of progressii 

,ii-nl and are carried along with all the sp.nl of 10 hold 

the levers and that supply both motive powet ind guidance. Oft n 
smug and always conceited, the honestj ol theii >elief thai they 
are the real cheese, claims our admiration. Jupiter looks down 
upon them; the smoke of the chariot whi saging great 

events, surrounds them; and oul of the whirl of pn 
come into view with an "l-told-yon-so" look and head 
conquerors' palm-, not a leal of which could they. by am. 
iniii x . deserve. 

Poor Hies on the wheel, are you happier for an indifference 
to strenuous life: are ] I in youT little boxes, and finally 

laid away with as much comfort as those who fall in the h 
the conflict . 

\\ ho shall say? 

After propounding I 

which would keep the entire office force busy a week, a corre- 
spondent requests that a marked copy be sent him wl 

iion shall be rounded up and printed foi niem. 

Journalism is not unlike o d though man] 

appear to think so. Although vi msiderable amus 

in it not so much for ih. fun ttl the thing '- 

io make a living. Ii is fully and truthfully t 
all querries s ribers, but for the man a 
in lift 
fonndest consid< ration. 



An interior journalist is distressed 

cartoons, and wains to know '-who the people are s hat I b 

doing, and where the Inn C S in?" 'The obtuSeneSG of Our 

neighbor is appalling. How anybody can study the sporting 
cartoons of the San Francisco dailies without reveling in thi 
wildest and mosl extravagant convulsions of merrimenl p 

lerstanding. Ii is not necessary tha i should know who 

the people are or whal thej are doing; sufficient to comprehend 

that they are ft y. If they wire . Eunny, would they be 

i here? Certainly not. Of late year-', everything connected with 
the San Francisco dailies is funny and constantly growing fun- 
nier, which may detrad somewhat from the special feature of 
the cartoon, but the fun that oozes from the efforts of our local 
and imported newspaper artists gurgles over the reader, tickles 
his ribs and makes him squirm with inward laughter, is not to 
be questioned or denied by any untutored embryo art critic from 
the stubble fields of the upper San Joaquin. This fellow will 
next want a key with which to unlock intelligence from the 
cryptograms of Waidomar Young. 

Two well-known characters, one the keeper of a notorious 

deadfall and a "prominent politician," the other an ex-saloon- 
keeper and a deputy sheriff, in a drunken brawl, recently, en- 
gaged in gun play, and the "prominent politician" was killed. 
If it. was deemed expedient by an inscrutable Providence to spare 
one of these lives, it would seem that a wise selection had been 
made, for San Francisco can ill-afford to spare any of its peace 
officers. Under present conditions, better the loss of two leprous 
politicians than one cnt-throat deputy sheriff. 

Much depends upon the point of view. A painting that, 

in one light reveals neither significance nor beauty, in another 
may be rich in meaning and harmony. Almost every interest 
looks well from BOmewhere, and in in Ii thai we hasliU condemn 
we should praise on a wider survey. The true philosophy of life 
is realized in seeing things at their best. Much depends, also, 
on the viewer. The world is rich in treasure to all who are rich 
in charity. One gathers briers in the Held which yields another 
len grain. The gleaning reveals the gleaner. 

How comes it thai the evil, which men say, spread; so 

i idi I-, and lasts so long, whilst good; kind word- don't seem 

bear blossom? [s it that, in the stony hearts of 
hese pretty flowi find a place to grow? Cer- 
tain it is that scandal is good, brisk talk, whereas praise of 

i no ins, lively hearing. An acquaintance grilled, 

Scored, deviled atvl served with mustard and i I enne pepper. 

- the appetite; a slice of cold friend with currant jelly is 

but a sickly, n una la table dish. 








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San Francisco News Letter 



January 14, 1911. 




The present aviation meet in San Francisco is of more im- 
portance than most of us realize. The aeroplane in its present 
development is being tested to ever] possible extent. The War 
Department has taken hold of the poet I to determine whether or 
not they can us • the aeroplane for military purposes. Feats of 
all kinds are being attempted. The Hying machine, so far as 
inventors have yet been able to devise it. is being put to the most 

severe tests. Tha scheme of the very able promoti :om- 

mittee which is handling ibis meet, and the birdmen who are 
willing to risk their necks, and have risked them all along, to 
solve the problem of flying. The world is agog and watching. 
Never was such interesl in an aviation meet before, and never 

did an aviatioi iet deserve such interest. In every way the 

whole project is proving entirely successful. At the present 
moment, San Francisco is the most advertised city in the world. 
The promotion committee has worked night and day to accom- 
plish this result. Tin -it committee is working Inward 
other ends beside. The science of aviation will yet prove a great 
'power in the world. These men are doing their best to advance 
that science. They have taken bold of it, given their time and 
their brains to it, and their services are deserving of every ap- 
preciation. They are doing their best to assist the birdmen to con- 
quer the air, and the birdmen are truly noble fellows. The 
\\ rights, the Curtisses, the Elys and the Badleys of to-day will 
go down in history, and neither will the men who have already 
given up their lives for the new science be forgotten.. It is not 
the purse prizes that lure- these men. It is the conquering of 
another element. All thanks and appreciation, then, to the 
promotion committee and the birdmen who are with us. And 
thanks again thai San Francisco should be the chosen spot to 
officially test the science of aviation so far as it has gone. 
S S J 
The first day of the ai iation meet an 
i - on 1 ii aj i ■ "d in this eitj from San 
' |n i < r iii. lie had served ti □ years. In- 
rated al the ag< of Eorty, he came out 
looking every day of seventy. Life offered 
scarcely a prospect to him, and yet deep 
in his soul was the Bpirit to fight, to 
down the years of which be bad been 
robbed. They stretched behind him a 

knell of minutes, a elm- f self v, 

his personality bad lain dormant. His in- 
terest was the interest of a child and a 
blind man. He groped miserably in the 
new and gtartlil lis liv- 

mrroundings. He shrank from people 
yet treasured contact. Without 

knowing why, he followed the crowd and 
boarded a car for Tanforan. Doubtless 
the sensation he derived from mingling 
in the free current of the living guided 
him. When he arrived at the grounds, he 



sined staring, wondering what it was all about. The strange 
machines, the soldiers, the great crowd, confused him. Making 
no inquiries, he waited. Presently Radley, the Englishman, rose 
like a bird in his machine. The man of fifty, wdio looked seventy, 
gasped and put his hand to his eyes to make sure that he saw 
right. Over his head IJadley circled like a bird, curved and 
looped as lie chose. The old man's head was strained directly 
upward. Suddenly he tottered. A by-stander put out a hand 
to steady him. With dazed eyes the ex-prisoner gazed at the 
young fellow, then turned bis glance again for a moment to the 
machine in the air. 

"I do not understand," he said. "I just came out oi San 
Quenitin. My eyes are had and I do not read any more." 

"That is an aeroplane," explained the young man. "How long 
were you imprisoned?" 

The ex-convict stood regarding bis visitors with the same look 
in his eyes. "They gave me ten years," be said. "I thought it 
was ten years — I know now that it was a hundred. Oh, I am so 
old and know so little. Just think of it — I shall never be able 
to live again. The world has flown over my head — and I shall 
always be dirt — the dirt underneath my feet." 
V 75 V 

Society is interested in the present aviation meei as il never 
was interested in anything before. Wen- the hobble skirt to 
limp to fashion this week, it would be a hopeless failure. It is 
doomed anyway. The near future must bring forth the aviation 
skirt to reign dear knows how long. What will it be like? If it 
were just trousers, trousers of any style, it could uol be 
as the hobble, for women have worn the split skirl before and got 
away with it. Thanks to the aeroplane, it will be done away 
with. Anyway, society is thinking hard, and out en masse. It 
is particularly interested in the fact that Clarence H. Walker, 
son of the late David . Walker, clubman and capitalist, is on the 
-on of the late David Walker, clubman and capitalist, is on the 
is every chance of a honeymoon in an aeroplane with him. In 
attempting flight at Tanforan the young man is more 1 daring than 
he knows. A young lady of bis acquaintance, meeting him at the 
Palace Hotel asked him if in attempting the higher altitudes 
he was not afraid. The young aviator smiled. 

•'In the matter of accident-." he said, "I stand entirely apart 
from the other aviators. It is quite possible for any of them to 
die attempting to fly. But I was bom a Walker, and will die 
a Walker." 

O" 5 X5 

Emeryville is at it again. Before the Grand Jury at Oakland 
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foi violating the law. Humbly they promised to record no more 
bets. The association backed them up in the promise. Bui beta 
have been recorded since. Ami bets will continue to be recorded. 
For one thing, this is sucker's week, [ntenl mi the crowds [lour- 
ing in to see the aviation meel the track is oui for a killing. Tne 
bookmaker eye is skinned till il glistens and shines like a snake 
in the grass. During the next ten. days many things will happen 
that tlie papers will not publish. In most of the papers, particu- 
larly special editions, the racing association runs blankedy-blank 
ads., sometimes a whole page, with a word or two in the center. 
The racing association docs not need this space. But it permits 
the jackals to hold it up. You see, it does a jackal business it- 
self. Than a thoroughbred racing horse there is nothing more 
magnificent. But we have never in all our lives seen a thorough- 
bred bookmaker. He is fie sure-thing artist without the courage 
' of a gambler, forever picking the pockets of the man willing to 
take a chance. Oh. yes, that "overcoat brigade" will behave all 
right. And the jockeys, honest fellows, could you imagine them 
accepting a dollar. No, the most of them would want at least 
a thousand. 

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Who wouldn't be an Assemblyman and go to Sacramemto — 
yes, though he had to go to Sacramento. Indeed, with the pres- 
ent mileage allowances it would pay him to go as far as he could 
— even to the no-snowball land of the glowing coals and flaming 
despairs. Of course, it is just possible he need not go farther 
than Sacramento to get there. In that case, it would be too bad 
— for a member of the Assembly gets ten cents a mile — let, him 
go as far as he likes. If this isn't enough to make the average 
chorus girl jealous, we will cheerfully chew our hat. We feel 
like chewing it, anyway. We have ridden the train for nothing 
lots of times, we admit, but it was on the rods. We have got off 
at Sacramento, too, but no purse ever waited us there for having 
traveled. The State Government is a mean institution. Is it? 
Mott of Santa Paula was donated a hundred and some odd dol- 
lars for having traveled over a thousand miles. The journey 
was reckoned two ways, that is, as it used to be reckoned when 
the old railroad line doubled on itself. Mott did not want the 

i iey, but he put it in his pocket. No if the gentlemen * 

the money, but they did not refuse it. Isn't it a kind 'if reflection 

on Sacramento thai a member of the As-rml.l 

to pa\ to go there? This brings to mind a little story. At 
General Webb was on one occasion boarding the nam for Sai ra 
mento. Police Judge Shortall 

"Where are you • tall. 

"To the State < apital," e Attorney-General. 

"That's i apital punishment," implied shortall. 
5 5 S 

Mayor McCarthy his lefl again for Washington. The Mayor 
has rowed in bring the I iir bark with him. January the 
teenth is the daj . On thi seventeenth of am- month m ir - 
should be liit kv. jus* as on the seventeenth of a particular month 
he is ii i i well, happy. Bui this does no) apply to the 
Mayor of San Pram San Francisco, we meant t" 

say. When all the little boroughs come marching homi 

i] we will be. Willi the Mayor bringing the fair back wit' 1 , 
him, this should all come aboul easily. \ oul San L indro, at 
;im rate, wo have nol Hi - • it. Next spring v 

our own cherries \ dtejo to the contrary. I 1 
Yallejo, and we will gel \- Bnt we wore talking 

the fair. All that remains for Washington 
Orleans on 1 to lunch m San Francisco whal - 

ibly appn 
meal. If Washingtoi 'it. what I 

With seventeen and a half in i 11 i : in one fair 

hex own \ 

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ii ' -mi .ii Vi .■■ inn \oi the I- isl oi 'I.- e 

McCarthy. 1 lie onlj Irishman we 

Sweeney. Sweeny, on whal Btump are ye spakim' ? 

Just before beginning his journey, the Mayoi was asf.nl what 
he intended doing in Washington, 
lie succinctly replied : "New Orleai 
s s s 

Poor Alameda! Often has il been said and dou LI i e true 

at last. Five thousand dollars only, hut it will sa,r 'lie , ' 

a town. And Mayor SToy would be infinitely grateful. Foi ev- 
eral weeks he has been scratching his head in vain. We would 
suggest something. Why not sell the town to raise the money. 
Of course it would be a bargain price, but then, lots of good 
things have been sold on the bargain counter. The only trouble 
with a town is that you cannot transport it. If Alameda and 
its climate could he shipped East, what a figure it would bring. 
The trouble is due to the fact that Alameda set its heart on 
drawbridges. They play so much poker and bridge in Alameda 
that perhaps the word sounded good to them. Well, the Govern- 
ment furnished the drawbridges. Alameda agreed to furnish 
the fittings — electric power, etc. Equipment will cost five thou- 
sand dollars. The pocket of the little garden eity, turned inside 
out, has a hole in it. Where is the juice coming from. Yet Ala- 
meda signed die papers. But one alternative remains — to make 
good or commit suicide. Rather novel for a town to suicide, 
eh ! But why not. Why not all the towns on the bay. The 
Greater San Francisco stands ready to take them to its heart. 
Babes in the wood come unto us. Oakland, step thou lively. 



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The mini wit' a guild bank account don't need anny 

"front.'' 

Mrs. Casey says thai no man could be as wise as some of 

tin- country simitors look and still lice. 

Wan He the bell hops at the Bohemian Club whispered 

that Ned Greenway resimbled a captive balloon. 

The Legislature has started up a "Kind Words Club;" 

annybody who says annything good about annybody has to buy 
the drinks. 

WW a Governor 1 who smokes a pipe and a Lieutenant-Gov- 
ernor who aspires only to water, what chance has the cigarette 
and the highball. 



"Well," said Mrs. Casey, viewing her lately returned spouse 
with approving eyes, "I'm glad l' see v' back again, Casey." 

"I'm quite continl to be back," admitted Casey, "although 
travel is a very educating imployment." 

"Iverybody was interested in y'r absence," said Mrs. Casey, 
"and whin 1 explained to thim thai you had political aspersions, 
they was interested even more. Lvery day there would be some- 
body inquire: 'Has Casey landed wan av thim fat political jobs 
vet?' or "How is things up in Sacryminto, ap.nyway, Mrs. Casey?' 
An" whin 1 told them that you bail, wit' the assistance av Eddy 
Wiill'e. pulled oil th' deal and were bein' supported by th' State 
pay roll, there was much surprise and some grief over y'r luck.'' 

"Invy is a common malady wit' mankind." admitted Casey, 
"and the man who arises to prominence is a target for the brick- 
bats av thim who have failed to succeed." 

"I must admit," said Mrs. Casey, "that there was a few av 
the neighbors who seemed to be disappointed whin I told thim 
that you were going to be the twinty-sccond assistant to (he head 
sweeper in the State Printin office, but as long as you draw the 
salary, y' needn't mind what the neighbors think." 

"As long as 1 draw the salary." declared Casey, "me hut ire 
ability will be devoted to supportin' the new Governor in his in- 
divors, whatever they may be, and between you and me, that is 
goin' to be a job av quite respectable dimensions before it is 
done." 

"I have an idea," reflected Mrs. Casey, "that it is quite a job 
to be Governor av the State, and do justice to Iverybody." 

"You may have an idea that it is quite a job," said Mr. Casey, 
'"but you can niver cotnprehind what an impossibility it is to 
do justice to wan tinth av wan per cint of thim who shriek 
wildly for it. Whin, you pat wan constituent on the back you 
inimitably trespass on the toes av two others, and no matter what 
you do, there is always somebody -landing close by wit" a brick 
ready to assassinate you politically if the chance idlers." 

"From all I can hear, though." said Mrs. Casey, "the new Gov- 
ernor is very unostentatious in announcing what his plans are." 

"My dear woman," said Casey, "whin amidst the terrific 
silence that pervaded the Capitol at Sacramento, the (inventor 
was sworn in, iverybody expected him to assassinate the S. P. 
But he did not do so. Far from it. He was as meek as a mar- 
ried man visiting his mother-in-law, and (he explosion which 
iverybody was hoping for did mil take place. 

"Dear frinds," says the Governor, whin the Supreme ('mm 
had pronounced its decree, "in order (n prove that I am highly 
surprised at being called upon to make a few remarks, I have 
prepared a speech. 11' there is anybody in the audience* who does 
not like the speech, there is nothing In prevint him from ampu- 
tating himself from this assemblage, but should anny person do 
so, will he kindly be careful not to step on any of the canine 
mimbers av this large and intilligent audience, for 1 hear sounds 
that convince me that, this friend and protector av mankind is 
present in highly surprising numbers. This is a very satisfac- 
tory episode. It evidences to me that the people av Sacramento 
have cordial feelings to me notwithstanding the fact that the 
whole town voted solid against me at the election. But niver 
mind that : it gives me great pleasure to be here anny way. and 
I'm going to govern iverybody as good as I cam wit' charity to- 
ward all and malice toward none, and in this connection I desire 
to say a few words about the S. P. It is a pirate and a robber. 
It would not take annrythmg that was bolted to the floor unless 
there was a monkey-WTench handy, and if .there was no monkey- 



wrench handy, it would send out and borrow wan. It has no soul 
to be lost and no body to be kicked into obliquity, but it has 
about iverything else that is desirable. It is wit' deep grief that 
I make these few passing remarks, for if I had time I should 
be pleased to inlarge upon the vinimous character of this despic- 
able corporation, which attinds to its knittin' with a fidelity 
worthy av a better cause, but I have other fish to fry, so I will 
devote a few remarks to my predecessor at the tiller av the Ship 
av State. Among fishermen lie is a Governor, and among Gov- 
ernors he is a fisherman, but nobody can help that. He got into 
the wrong pew early in the game, and found the cushions there 
so comfortable that he resolved to remain. He niver did anny- 
thing that was very bad, and he niver let annybody do him if he 
could help it, but whin he tried to slip Charley Curry on me at 
the last minute, I was both surprised "and pained by th' shock. 
I have no inanity to him, however, for in the last few days I have 
discovered the phinominal fact that every adult male in the in- 
t.ire State wants a job, and in the inevitable pulling and hauling 
that takes place whin you are compelled to execute the miracle 
av the loaves and fishes, anny man's foot is excusable if it slips. 
Ring out the old, ring in the new, says the parable, and wit' great 
guild will I say "farewell" to that imminent personage who has 
attempted but failed to fill the chair which 1 now adorn, and 
whom I have attempted to palliate as much as possible, which is 
hardly possible at all. And now, wit' the necissity that eon- 
Eronts me av telling in wan brief hour wdtat I intind to do in the 
intire period av my term, I say this parting word to me friend. 
Gillett: I am nobody's ■bell-cat,' anil I don't take orders from 
annywan, and nobody can leave me a bequest like Charley Curry 
even if he does indivor to resimble Abraham Lincoln, which he 
don't." 

"Very vituperative," interrupted Mrs. Casey; "quite a sinsa- 
tional performance to me mind." 

"If annybody had annything coming to him," said Casey, "he 
got it whether he wanted it or not. '1 have intercd on this of- 
fice,' says the Governor, 'wit' no labels on me and no strings. I 
am going to do as I please, and do who I please, and I have 
brickbats in cold storage for thim who merit brickbats by past 
conduct. I am insurgent to a remarkable degree, and I believe 
that a good whack wit' a club is better than soft words. 1 have 
in mind manny evils, including race track betting, slot machines, 
Sunday opening, direct primaries for Sinators, in addition to 
fixed ideas about the morality av wide-open towns. In doing what 
I intind to do, I shall have to depind OBi the Legislators who were 
elected in represent the people. 'Phis is unfortunate for some 
av thim only slightly resimble intilligent human beings, while 
others are far worse, but there is wan thing which I wish to ex- 
press before the closing ode is sung, and that is, that if there is 
anny good comes forth front the present session, 1 desire, in my 
humble and retiring way, to have it credited to Hiram, while 
all the foolishness, and Hiven only knows how much of that 
there will be, should be charged tn some wan else. And whin in 
the halls av History me smiling lace appears upon the pedestal 

of Fame. I have but wan ambition or aspiration, that posterity, 
whin it files by choked wit' immotion shall say: 'Behold the 
greatesl Governor av thim all, the wan unreachable individual 
who pried the S. P. from the Capitol at Sacramento and rescued 
the people av a great and glorious Slate from a ravenous political 
machine.' " 



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"The Nigger'' at the Savoy. 

Edward Sheldon, who is the author of "The Nigger," is the 
young Harvard graduate student who is also responsible for 
"Salvation Nell," which Mrs. Piske <liil for us a couple of seasons 
ago. The play at the Savoy this week is the second effort of this 
young American anthi i\ and was produced last December by the 
Now Theatre Company. T understand that since then Mr. Shel- 
don lias written and produced a third play, with what success I 
have nor yd heard. In "The Nigger," Mr. Sheldon has written 
a melodrama which is big in theme, and has shown wonderful 
craftsmanship in construction. His subject is a daring one. We 
witnessed the same proposition Impelled in an indifferent manner 
in '"The Clansman." Sheldon has the courage of his convictions, 
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Lillian Burk-hart. the favorite a will appeal 

Sunday matinee ut the Orpheum. 

ever-disturbing factor of the South, the black man, bids fair to 
become a promim nl factor in our Cul It is an Ameri- 

oblem, a bid the people of thi 

stand. To many who are not familiar with conditions south of 
\l uon and 1 >ixie line, the 1 play may appear harsh and si 

ami probably unnatural. Sheldon, tor one bo young, has grasped 

his subject with a master hand. Whatever may he the p 

of the play, In 1 lias drawn a dramatic picture at once forceful 

elling. 
The -ton is thai of a young Southerner who ha- become Gov- 

ernor of his Stale, ami then learns that his mother was a •■ 
fill octoroon. The oi, this information to him is 

ihc man who desires a prohibiti m bill vetoed, because he happens 
to be the nn.st prominent distiller in - young 

Governor is furthermore hH 

the hill, the tnii' rtorj if his pan dd l>e published on tin- 

front pag - form. 

which, besides dis 

i to marry. T' 
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January 14, 1911. 



negro, Sheldon, has more nerve than I credit him with, or else 
he is unacquainted with the real South. 

Inasmuch as the negroes outnumber the whites in nearly all 
the Southern States, such a change would mean the complete dis- 
appearance of the whites in a black vortex. If his aim is merely 
to show a certain condition, he lias accomplished his purpose. 
The play creates and invites discussion, and naturally this is 
what the author desired. It is a gripping story, with some hor- 
rible details. There is plenty of atmosphere about it. and we can 
fairly smell the magnolias and see the cotton fields of white bask- 
ing in. the Southern sun. Let me say right here that I firmly be- 
lieve that this same Edward Sheldon is a great big prop in the 
structure of the future of the American stage. He has genuine 
dramatic intuition, is skillful in dialogue and a master of situa- 
tion. He is keen, highly intelligent, thoughtful and creative. He 
grasps his subject with a linn hand. His situations never waver. 
There is always a firmness of touch which denotes the ntaster- 
hand. I shall await with much eagerness and anticipation and 
hope the third play of this rising young American author. 

William A. Brady, it seems, lias the rights for "1 lie digger," 
and it is his organization which is now presenting it at the local 
theatre. Guy Bates Post assumed the rule of the Governor in 
the New Theatre production, and it was understood that on ac- 
count of his successful portrayal, he was to lie featured in the 
play. I was rather surprised to learn that Miss Roberts had the 
play as her starring vehicle. Her role is very much secondary; 
in fact, is hardly of respectable size for an ordinary leading 
woman. It is therefore to be presumed that Brady had nothing 
better for Miss Huberts for the time being, so she was compelled 
to accept this play. As the young Southern girl she is vivacious 
and earnest, and in her one scene ;it the end of the second act, 
she carries her hearers by storm with her intense emotional act- 
ing." It is the one scene of consequence she has in the play, lasl- 
ing onlv about five minutes, and she certainly makes the most 
of it. 

Miss Roberts is looking younger and fresher than ever, and 
there seems to be a lightness of touch in her work which she has 
not shown for some years. Ill-health the past lew years deterred 
her a great deal from doing herself justice, dust wail until Miss 
Roberts has the right play, and she will do big things. She has 
c\.t\ necessary qualifier cm ,-ind requisite, anil has bad splendid 
training in the great school of experience. 



Thurlow Bergen does the young Governor. The improvement 
in this young actor is little sbori of marvelous. Heretofore be 
bad appealed to me as an actor of limited attainments, but his 
present performance seems to belie such a theory. While per- 
haps somewhat too youthful in appearance, he gives a perform- 
ance immensely strong and virile. There are many chances to 
overact, but not once does be tread near the danger line, but keeps 
bimself admirably within the bounds of rationalism and reason 
ami well modulated speech. He is earnest and convincing to a 
degree, and his performance is all the more praiseworthy because 
in the second and third acts be is on the stage continually, hardly 
leaving it for an instant. 

Another fini portrayal is that of George Barbier as Xoyes. It 
is a remarkable characterization, one of the very best our local 
stage has seen in a long time. Louise Rial as (be "Mammy", gave 
another well-drawn picture, which was a perfect gem. It was a 
great study, and received unstinted applause. The Senator Long 
of Joseph Sullivan was still another admirable portrayal. Though 
only in the last act. he made bis presence felt. All the smaller 
parts were in capable bands, the cast in general being about as 
well-balanced as one could desire. The sellings, especially that 

of the first act, were very effective. For an evening of real drama 
ami genuine (brills, I advise every theatre-goer not to miss "The 
Nigger." 

* * * 

The Orpheum-. 

Another one of those unusually fine bills is the vogue i In- week 
ai the ever-popular Orpheum. There i- something to suit the 
most fastidious taste, something to who! the most jaded appetite 
in the way of vaudeville. The hill as a whole i- excellent. Two 
or three of the ;c t- have teen seen, before, but they are invariably 
30 good thai a repetition serves as an additional delight. Maud 

Rochez ami her troupe of monkeys open the hill. They were 

Been here about a month ago for one week', and are now tilling 
out the usual second week. It is an interesting act, the simians 

displaying intelligence of almost human calibre. 

(Ins Ifohlicil ;:ml Fred Warren do a hhick face turn, very much 

on conventional lines. Much of their wit is new. ami their daiv 

cing. such as there is of it. i> pleasing and out of tl dinary. 

They seme the prirpose of increasing our anticipation of tin- good 
things -nil to come. Elise, Wnlif and Waldoff are an acrobatic 




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trio, the two men doing Bome wonderful stunts which are both 
new .mil novel, one of the men in particular doing some work on 
the bars which is almosi phenomenal, h is a splendid ad of the 
kind, mill was weli received. The trouble with these chaps is 
thai thej seem to make their mosi difficuli work look so easy thai 
the casual auditor does noi fully appreciate them. Aboul a jrear 
or bo ago some of us « ere enticed to the Sa^ 03 Theai re, « here .1 
company was holding forth in a sort of concoction cut it led "Wine. 
Woman and Sun;;-." with a lady called Bonita as the star. The 
affair was an awful proposition, the worst I had seen in years. 
Bonita herself I found a big, verj good looking young lady, 
who could sing .-nine, hut relied principally on her good looks. 
This same Bonita is now on the Orpheum circuit doing about the 
same thing, aided by her husband, a little chap about half her 
size. The latter is a very good comedian, and between the good 
looks of the lady and the cleverness of the aforesaid husband, Lew 
Ilenrn liy name, they have pul together a very acceptable twenty 
minutes, which the audience received with much applause and 
evident gratification. When I was quite a youngster, and thai is 
some years ago, it was my youthful delight to get a chance In see 
the ITanlons in 'Fantasma" or "Superbn." As pantomimists 
they were at that time our sole and national representatives. II 
is years since I have heard of them, when lo and behold, a goodly 
part of that famous family bring an act to our local bouse. The 
act consists of a good deal of their old time stuff thrown together, 
but. which provides excellent entertainment. I enjoyed it hugely, 
and the audience showed their appreciation by hearty applause. 

Alice Lloyd is back with us again, just brimming over with 
freshness and buoyancy of spirits. She is a delightful enter- 
tainer, of whom we can never grow tired. She has a budget of 
new songs and some new costumes. ITer work is exhilarating, 
and has a positive tonic effect. This little English girl is a real 
wonder. She has certainly captured the town, and her popularity 
is easily attested by the capacity audiences which are always in 
evidence whenever she is on the bill. 

Lew Sully, who follows Miss Lloyd mi the bill, is a smart Id- 
low, all right, lie burlesques Miss Lloyd in some of her more 
popular songs. He makes a parody of the songs, and his cos- 
lunies be copies after the little lady also, which, owing to the 
ample girth of the comedian, makes him look excruciatingly 
funny. Sully is a clever fellow anvwav. but be enhance- his aci 

fifty per cenl in the manner described. Yen laugh until you 
shriek. There is certainly a sure cure Eor the blues for anybody 
who will wail for the second half of the Orpheum bill this week. 
Joseph Harfs act, "The Bathing Girls," winch we saw last 
season, is here again, and has the honor of closing the evening. 

fl is a very pretty aci of the kind. The soul's are g 1. 

poini id' costuming and Bcenery there is little lefl lo be desired. 

Tl nly man in the aid. CHenwOod While, is a good BUI 

well as actor, and has plenty of good oo. The moving 

pictures are unusually good. There is the same unbroken line 
al the box office, which goes i" show the public knows a 

forlainincnt. 

* * * 

"liilhi" al Hie Alcaecu: 

Bertram 1 13 (ell and Evel in. I the Alcazar 1 

pany are doing splendid comedy work tin's week. Every moment 
of I lie performance is enjoyable. The plot of "Billy" hii 
the loss and recoi 1 owned by Hilly Bar- 

grave, a football hero who is ultra-sensitive .1- to hi- p 
appearance. When four of his fronl teeth are kicked out in a 
1 reel] 1 game on the gridiron field, be flees to thi 

try. and remains in concealment until substitutes for the 1"-' 
ivories are manufactured. Then be departs aboard tl 
Florida for a trip to I ompanied by his Bister, the onh 

person who is aware of the imitations in his mouth. 
H he loves and her mother arc among tie 
and they wonder why he cannot speak without lisping. He - 
about to inform them of his misfortune when a do khai 

igainst him with such violence that the 
from bis month and "re lost, and be rustics away to bide until 
they arc found and restored to him. Bu 
them up is a met 

to keep the teeth until a suitable 1 ffered. T' 

evolved some of the most ludicrous com pi i 

lii vain dm- Billy's Bister search the bo.it for a dentis 

Seeing opportunit) to -i a 1 ill of his 59 

mother, he 1 t, but finds 



old lady is Prantii 1 1 loss of her 1 imag- 

ining it is hi r Sel lhe\ found, decide lo jell li in, ,i, .,. 

I'olh outbids all competitors, slyly insert j his teeth in 

1. roper place and magnanimnusl\ presents Hie others lo le 

son, from whom be pilfered 'hem. she rewards him by a., 

lo become bis innthoi'-in-law. 

The play is one of 'lie l' 1 c lie-, ever given al the Al- 
cazar. Lytell as r.iliy is excellent. Evelyn Vaughan as his 
sweetheart, and Bessie Barriscale as bis sister, arc delightful. 
\,lele Belgarde is also clever in a few toothless impersonation 
Beri Wesner and Louis Bennison make capital sailors. 

There are three acts, all of them on the deck of the Florida, 
presenting a very realistic stage picture 

# * # 

Mr. Paul Gerson is visiting Pomona College Ibis week- for (be 

purpose of giving a reading of "I. 1 and Juliet" for the benefit 

of flic slud'uils at that college. 

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Week commen.-ingr Monday. Janunrv 16th, EVELYN VAUGHAN, 
BERTRAM L/YYELL and the Alcazar players in Marion Crawford's 
last and best play, 

THE WHITE SISTER, 
Perfectly acted and -staged. 

Prices — Night, i;5c. to $1; matinee, 25c. to 50c. Matinee Saturday 
and Sunday. Seats on sale at box-office and Emporium. 

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This Sunday evenlnc. last time •>< FLORENCE ROBERTS in THE 

NIGGER. 

Starting Monday. Six nights only, MISS MAXINE ELLIOTT, In hei 

jolly, sea-breess comedy, 

THE INFERIORSEX. 
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January II, 1911. 




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Mr. Patrick Calhoun announced the engagement of his daugh- 
ter, Margaret, to Paul Foster, al a reci ni dinner party, and ad- 
mitted thai his thunder had 1 d stolen by the newspapers. The 

first hint of the cardiac state of affairs was given in these columns 
— followed a few weeks later bj tl sclusive news of the near- 
arrest of the young couple with a partj of Friends at Inverness. 
That -deliriously ludicrous affair is -till guaranteed to illuminate 
the dark areas of conversation with a smile. The wedding plane 
have been ci '"I and sealed away, bui seals are like pie- 
crust, so we shall soon have a list of the bridesmaids and the de- 
tails of the i in"', hi place and the girls' gofl ne. 

6 6® 

Another insistent rumor circlee around the brunette beauty of 
Kathleen dc Young, a n< 1 refuses to budge an inch when objec- 
tions are offered. Lasl season the same rumor hung around her, 
but Bhe managed to dispel it with a chic shrug thai was ai once 
an exclamation point and a period. I'.nt this season the young 
Rumor of last year is full grown and erect, and refuses to lake a 
nap when company comes in. 

If an engagement really docs exist, its announcement has natu- 
rally been deferred by the re eni death of Mrs. Dean, Mrs. di 
Young's mother. However, the familj gl i will soon be dis- 
pelled by the claimant for a- dainty a layette as evi r wel ted 

a grandchild. 

© S> © 

Tlic wedding preparations for the marriage of Miss Prances 
Stewart and Clifford Coofe are not running on the ball bearings 
"donated by generous society scribes, who have described young 
Cook as a sort of Duke of Suds. With his little machini 
anteed to scrub up any old building until it presents a spii I . 
span and shiny new face to the world, he goes aboul gathering 
in old world dmat- and crying "Old buildinge to scrub!" Now, 
as a matter of fact, young Cook lias an agency for a cleans* 
heats the Dutch, and may catch the fancy of the French. But 
the idea is still in bah as far as order- are concerned, 

and the business hae mi I" be developed to the magnificent enter- 
prise conjured up by kindl] reporters.. Dr. Cook's claims to hav- 
ing been on intimate terms with the North Pole are jus! a I mm as 
valid as Clifford Cook's million- gained in cleaning np the muni- 
cipal buildings of Paris. 

But Clifford Cook and l>r. Ananias Cool ■' nove in the 

same set For Clifford is anxious to throttle the sillj reports 

about his business, and his fiancee, Pra - Stewart, is equally 

zealous in contradicting the idea thai she is engaged to a Midas 
in the making. At the recent tea party, when Bome girl yearn- 
ingly read the tea lea v. s for the si fortune with which Frances 

Stewart has been credit",]. Prances merrilj -.altered the leaves 
and read the cup aright. 

"Why, sometimes I wish that go np and live'on the 

Cook ranch." she admitted. "< llifford's French ail air- ma. 

the marriage some time, and the pol of gold at il ml of the 

rainbow doesn'1 appeal to me so much. I'd be willing 
and live on the ranch if we could be married riighl away." 

Here is Romance with a round I!. The cynic who does no1 
believe in a love match will strike fire in the smarl set, 
take notice. 

© © © 

Mrs. Postley has not only returned to her old omi with a new 
divorce, but with a new name. She signs herself Estelle Cook 
Postley. and "Mrs. Estelle Postley" i- the way it should be writ- 
ten "among those present," if the lad) is to be pleased. Estelle is 
her rightful name, which somehow lost its balance on the slack 
wire of conversation and became Ethel while she was still a 
baby, and as Ethel Cook she will doubtless be known to all her 
old friends in spite of the rehabilitation of Estelle. 

To the young woman'- credit be il announced thai when she 
felt like slieil, ling "Ethel" she did not try to effeci a changi b 
larding the same old name with a lot of new letters. Nor did 
she reach out in, the limbo of French nomenclature and grab 



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some Parisian conceit. She just tinned back to the pages of the 
family Bibli . and found "Estelle" written there, and decided that 
in such maiiei'- a- marriage, divorce and society functions she 
would go down to history as Estelle Cook Postley. 

© © © 

Mi-- Daisj Polk, sister of Willis Polk, has her brother's nimble 
wit, and jii-t mnv has turned il to account by writing some lim- 
ericks in French, which are delighting the Franco-Americans. 

Mis- Polk lias ben studying the violin in the French capital, 
an. I i.i- been living ic a convent, bui i- lew occupying an apart- 

ineiii with friends. T!". saucy limericks do not particularly 
show the convent influence, bui are the sophisticated rh 
which have long been in vogue here, and at which Miss Polk 
tried her clever pen before she went abroad. Mrs. .lean Howard 
Shumacher, who i.- visiting here, wUl soon join Miss Polk in 
Paris. 

© © © 

Enid Gregg, as chronicled in these column.-, last week, hat 

given the Islanders the thrills of lonventionalitj furnished by 

on ■ two oilier fair charmers affected by the tropics. But Enid 

is still in the islands -she did not return with her hosts, but re- 
mained to enjo. a longer flirtation with the delights of island 

life. She has been ibe guesl ol' Major and Mr-. Dunning iii Fori 
r. and is now the house guest of Captain and Mrs. Edward 

A. Sturgis. Mrs. Sturgis « ill be rememben <l hi re as captivating 
little Edna Montgomery, whose marriage was one of tie after- 
romances i! 1 ')! permitted Cupid to remain in business al 
the "1,1 stand. Captain Sturgis was stationed at the Presidio. 

and mei Mi>^ Montgomery al i ! the firsi teas thai proved 

thai neither fire nor earthqi d suppress our social activ- 

ity. Their engagement was shortly afterward announced, and 
since her marriage, shi has been stationed in Arizona and Ha- 
waii. I, hi has frequently visited her old home, and to her girl- 
hood charm hae added a delightful poise that has made her a 
Idition to army life. Mi-- Gregg, and bet hostess, 
Mr-. Sturgis, are bo h verj musical, and are enjoying that com- 
panionship as well as the gs I he post. 
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The return of Mrs. Bl tir and Miss Jennie Id air has delighted 
i in. multitude of i ; n Is to whom this mother and daughter have 
endeared themselves. They lane taken the -aiiie apartment at the 
Hillcrest which thej ha> scupied for the Last three seasons, ami 



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in wlii. b . is Lwh charming I M iae 

Blair had an inclination to remain in New York Eor the ma 
cent dinner tier intimate friend, Mrs. Oelrichs, hostessed last 
week, bul the desire to gel to the coasl was stronger than the 

: [asion of her always loyal friend, Mrs. Oelrichs. 

Another returned traveler is Mis- Edith Livermore, who has 
been abroad several years, spending most oj her time in Ger- 
many, where she is favorably recognized as a clever translator 
of German. The two translations to ber credil show a line ap 
preciation of the German spirit, as well as a thorough and pains- 
taking vocabulary in both languages, Mrs. Alfred Eurtgerj 
(Mattie Livermore) did nol accompany ber sister, as Ibis is the 
season when ber musician husband finds it impossible to leave, 
and she did not care to tome without him. 
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An Eastern wag has suggested that the bacillus theory can 
account for the notoriety that fairly emanates from the pores of 
some people who simply cannot stay out of print. He bids 
scientists segregate the germ, which confines its mendacity 
mainly to the rich, inhabits expensive foods, pollutes the air of 
tall hat resorts, ami like the bacillus of hog cholera and infantile 
paralysis, has not yet been isolated. In the list of recent victims 
(if this germ. Bacillus Notorious Major, are several names famil- 
iar in these pails, notably that of Eleanor Sears and Mrs. Smith 
llnlliiis McKim. This facetious analysis of Miss Sears' malady 
may account Eor her determination not to come out here I'm- tin 1 
aviation meet. 

"Eleonor Sears — This patient has I n suffering for a num- 
ber of years. Lately has been afflicted with a complicating form 
hi' Dementia Out-door-alls. Swims long and chilly miles through 
surf, wears her brother's clothes, and is about to fly. Deductiona 
— Miss Sears can't possibly like ice water mi her spine any more 
than you do. Likewise, having money ami plenty of things In 
live for, there's no sane reason why she should try In go up in the 

air in search of death. Similarly, Bhe has nev enough In bin 

chillies of her nwn. In other words, tin' wnrk of the bacillus is 

apparent." 

"Mrs. Smith Hoilens McKim — Mrs. McKim is to lie pitied. 
Since she left Reno she lias been put to greal expense and angui b 
ol' soul trying to find something to do. About all thai lias ap- 
pealed b> her recently appears in have been going into Alfred 
Vamlerbilt's box at. the New York horse show. This little act 
of itself w;,s sniiirieni in preci | li i a i e more ftotoriana than yon can 
print in nine columns. Which shows how clever a lnileaiiini.il is 
this bacillus. Mrs. McKim appears in mi haste to re-marry. She 
will save the best till last." 

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Society generally is interested in the announcement m idi 
among the coming earl\ spring weddings will be thai in which 
Thomas Boardman Smith leads Miss Muriel Catherine Turner 
In the altar. Both of these young people are favorites in Northern 
California social circles, and their engagement, which hat 

evperled for some lime by llieir inn-; ii'lim. - Willi 

universal approval. As in mam- similar caa -. college life over at 
the rmwTsih of California is largeh responsible for the popu- 
lar ' pie's Ural acquaintan e and later attachment. It was 

there thai Mr. Smith, a prominent a hlete and Kappa S 
fraternity man, mel Miss Tumi r, who was a member of I 
Alpha Phi sorority, and with him a leader of ; 
■ i Miss Turner, who is the only daughter id' Henry Q. Turner 
ni' Modesto, who is vice-presidenl ami managi 
Company in thai city, and is also prominently connected with 
other large enterprises. The Turners are recognized social lead- 
ers in their pan ite. 

Mr. Smith, who resides in San Francisco, is the •• 
Thomas X. Smith, a mining engineer, at preset d with 

the l.a I'alma mines in Mexico. II - imong the mi 
of the city's young busin *< and clubmen, tarv of the 

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Announcements suitable for this Department are desired. Contri- 
butions muft reach this office by Wednesday morning to appear In the 
current Issut, and must be signed to receive attention. 

ENGAGEMENTS. 

BRIDGES -MORRISON. — The en payment is announced of Miss Frances 
Mary Bridges of San Diego and Lieutenant Robert Morrison. 

KELLY-GOODRIC1 I. — The engagement is announced of Mrs. Beatrice 
Kelly and Lieutenant George Goodrich. Thirtieth Infantry. The 
wedding will take place during the coming summer. 

KENNEDY-PUGI1. — The engagement is announced of Mis- i 

nedy. daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James Kennedy, of Manila, and En- 
sign Chauncey Pugh, I". S. X. No date has been set for the wedding. 

LEARY-DERBV. — The engagement is announced of Miss Nora Leary, of 
Richmond. Va.. daughter of Mrs Thomas EL Leary, and S. Haskett 
Derby of this city. The wedding win probably take place In the 
summer. 

WEDDINGS. 

CA1>WALLAL'ER-AVE.\AI>I.-Tli' wedding of Miss Linda CadwaUadei 
and Lor'-nz-.p Avenali will take place next Thursday at the residence 

of Mr. and Mrs. George Cad Btreet. 

DOYLE-HARRIS. — The wedding Margaret Marshall 

Raymond Sallee Harris took place last Tuesday at the hi mi ol thi 

e's mother. Mis. Henry !«>>!•- in Washington street. 
LAMSOX-RENAT'I '.— Tlie wedding (-1 Miss II. I. n LamsOU ant 

Renaud will take place to -da) at Calvary Presbyterian Church. 
NEWHALL- CHESJ iveddtng <>i Miss Elizabeth Newhall 

and Arthur Chesebrough win take place next Wednesday evei 
thi Newhall bon 

LUNCHEONS. 

ncheon ostesi 1 1 1 U ■ i S ; ■ ■ 

Monday. 
DETRICH. — M rs Jesbie Bowl) Detrich will be a luncl 

Thursday in her Washington street homi 
DOE. — Miss M Doe wlU entertain at a luncheon at the i 

on Wednesday, February 1st, Poi a score of the younger girls. 
GIBSON. — I Mis Gibson was hostess at a merry turn 

Broadway ntly. 

HAVENS.— Mrs. Wickham Havens enterta i at a large Luncheon In 

her horn*- at Piedmont on Tuesday, which was followed by a bridge 

JOHNSON.— Mrs. Frank Johnson entertained at a luncheon at thi 

mon t 
LCKINS. — Mrs. Russell Lukins was ■ hostess on Thursday, the 

complimented guest being Mrs. Louis Parrolt, who recently returned 

from Europe. 
McBEAN. — Mrs. Peter McG. McBean was a luneheon hostess at the Fair- 
mont recently for the pleasure of Miss Elizabeth Newhall. 
MORRISON. — The Misses Morrison entertained at a delightful "military" 

luncheon at their home in San Jose on Monday in honor of Colonel 

and Mrs. John A. Lundeen. 
RYER. — Mrs. Fletcher Ryer entertained at the St. Francis recently. 
SCHWERIN. — Mrs. R. P. Schwerin was hostess at a delightful lun 

recently in her new home. 
SMITH. — Mrs. Robert Hayes Smith entertained al a delightful lui 

recently in honor of Mrs. BBtelle Postley, 
VON SCHRADER.— Mrs. von Schrader, wife ol Lleutenant-Coloni 

erlch von Schrader, enterta ii ■ - tinted luncheon In 

her Pierce street home on Wedm sda 
WAYMAN. — Mrs. Wiliard Wayman entertained at a handsome lui 

in her Buchanan street home on Tuesday in compliment to her 

mother. Mrs. A. C Donnell. 

TEAS. 
allex.— Mrs. E. T. Allen was a tea hostess recently In compliment to 

Ensign George W, Kenyon and Mrs. Ken yon. 

ASHE. — Mrs. Sidney Ashe was hostess at a delightful t<-a recently In 

honor of Mis. William Harper Huff. 
BEAVER.— Miss Ethel Beaver was hostess 

pllment i" Mis.- Edith Livermore, who has recently returned from 

Europe. 
CADWalader. — Mrs. George Cadwalader entertained at an 

tea in her Jackson street horn 

ELKINS.— Mrs. W. L. Elkins - -i . 

mont last Saturday, at which Miss Marie Louise Elkins was intro- 
duced to so 

FULTON. — Lieutenant James M. Fulton and his sister. Miss Fulton, en- 
tertained at a tea at the Pn ntly. 

hammer. — Mrs. William Hammer was hostess at a small tea recently 
at her home on Vallejo street. 

HANNIGAN. — Miss Josephine B tned at a tea on Tl 

in honor of Miss Emily Johnson, who recei 

HARRIS. — Mrs. Lawrence Harris was a te;< hostess recently in her I "•- 
visadero street home in compliment t" her niece, Miss Margaret Cor- 
rigan. 

McMULLIN. — Mrs. Latham McMullli ed at an informal 

her Broadway home last Monday afti 
JOLLIFFE.— The Misses Jolliffe enfc as last Saturday iti 

honor of Mrs. Morton Mitchell, who recently returned from P 

STONE.— Miss Harriet Stone entertained at a n Vail. -jo 

street home recently. Miss Marguerite Doe was the complin 

guest. 

DINNERS. 
ASHE. — Mrs. William Ashe was hostess at a pi : i I | dl ■>■ I 

In (lie Laurel Court of the Fairmont recently, In compliment t" lier 

debutante nice ?,iiss McLaren. 



.BAKER.— Miss Dorothy Baker will be hostess at a dinner which will pre- 
cede the Assembly ball on January 20th. 

BLUE. — Dr. Rupert Eiue and Frederick Greenwood were hosts at a hand- 
some dinner at the Bohemian Club recently in compliment to Miss 
Frances Stewart and her fiance, Clifford Cook. 

BLANDXNG. — TeviS Blanding was host at a dinner at the Fairmont on 
Thursday evening. The affair was chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. Gor- 
don Blanding. 

BULL. — Miss Edith Bull entertained at a handsome dinner In the Laurel 

Court of the Fairmont recently. 

CAMPBELL— -Mr. and -Mrs. McDonald Campbell entertained at a rose 
dinner recently in the Laurel Court of the Fairmont. 

CROCKER. — Mr. and Mrs. Rem*} Crocker entertained at an informal din- 
ner recently In compliment to Mr. and Mrs. Othello Scribner. 

DIBBLEE. — Mr and Mrs. A. J. Dlbblee entertained at a dinner at the 
Fairmont recently. 

i ll i NO HOE. — Mr. and Mrs. James Donohoe entei tained at a handsome 

dinner at the Fan-muni recently. 
DUTTON. — Mr. and Mrs. Henry Foster Dutton entertained a dinner party 

Thursday evening at their home In Buchanan and Washington streets. 
FLEISHHACKER.— Mr. and Mrs. M. Flelsh hacker will entertain at an 

elaborate dinner ai the Fairmont tins evening 
HLAMMON.— Mr. and Mrs Wendell p. Bammon will entertain at a large 

dinner on January 27th. 
HOUGHTON.— Miss Minnie Houghton presided over a handsome dinner in 

her Jackson street home recently. 
MANN. — Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Martin Mann will be hosts at a dinner 

next Thursday al their residence on Washington street, in complt- 

■;,[ lu Ensign <;e..i-.- W. Kenyon and Mis. Kcnyon. 

MILLAR.— Major and Mrs. Edward Millar entertained at an enjoyable 
dinner at the Presidio recently, the complimented guests being Gen- 
eral and Mrs. Montgomery Macomb. 

MICHELS.— Mr. and Mrs Leopold Michels were hosts at a handsome din- 
ner at the St. Francis recently. 

M i ill AL LY. — Th" in well Mullally entertained at a dinner recently In 
honor of Mr. and Mrs, Andrew McCarthy and Miss Marlon Newhall. 

REED.— Captain William Lewis Reed was among tin- dinner- guests at 
Del Monte Tuesday evening on his return home from the city, where 
he spent a delightful week-< 

sKi.Fkii >e;r - Mrs, B. A Si ■ was a dinner hostess recently at her 

home In California street In compliment to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn 
Curtiss. 

stone. — Miss Harriett Stone entertained at a prettily appointed dinner 
recently In bonoT of Miss Marguerite T)oe. 

tevis. — Mrs. William Tevls entertained at a handsome dinner in the 

Laurel Court of the Fairmont, at which thirty-four guests were en- 
tertained. 

Ti (BIN.— Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sadoc Tobln were hosts al a dlnnei 

i ently. 
ON. — Mrs. Russell Wilson presided as hostess at a handsome dinner 

in her California street home Tuesday evening in compliment to Miss 

Vsabel Chase. 

CARDS. 
CLFFF. — Miss Florence Chiff entertained at a bridge party at the Fair- 
mont recently in compliment to Miss Mildred Baldwin, Which was 

followed by a merry tea In the Laurt 1 Court 
KENNEDY.— Mr. and Mrs. James Kenneds ' at ;i bridge party 

last Saturday evening at the Fairmont, which was followed by a 

supper. 
MAKVIN — Miss Marian Marvin entertained at an informal bridge party 

bust evening. 

MORROW.— Mrs. H arrow will entei number of friends 

at a bridge party to-day, 

MOULTON. — Mrs. Irv ng Moulton was hostess .it :i bridge party on Mon- 
day, and entertained slxtt i 

NIKHLIN-" Miss llhocla Nebling will entertain at a large bridge party 

next Thursday In compliment to Miss Gladys Pol Hon. 
POILLON. Mr and Mrs. Edward Polllon and their daughter, Miss 

Gladys, entertained at a bridge party at the Fairmont last Saturday 

evening;. 
STKKi.lv— Mrs. Theophlius Steele was hostess at a bridge party at her 

home at the Presidio last Saturday, which ta owed by a tea, 

JJTJTTON. — Mrs. John Sutton entertained at a bridge party in her home 

on Wednesday. 
wkii; — Mrs. William Weir entertained at a large bridge party in her 

Jackson street home on Thursday. 
■a i in i . ■■., ■ i ■ ntertaln it a bridge party next 

Thursday In compliment to Miss Maud Wilson. 

MOTORING. 

BRINEGAR. — Mr. and Mra Bagai Brlnegar have been giving a at 
motor pa rt lea to I hi A \ ■ 

BLAPP.— Mr. and Mrs. Harold \V. Clapp of San Francisco, with Miss Bell ■ 
and Miss Jean Clapp Ol Melbourn, Australia, and Mr. J, 1!. Strubh. of 

Pittsburg, made up a quiet cosmopolitan little motoring party which 
spent the week-end golfing and motoring at Del Monte 

JJUNTINGTON.— Mrs M. H. Huntington, accompanied by Mra Richard 
i erby, An K Davenport, and Miss Marian Huntington, are enjoying 
otor trip to i^ iy Angeles. 

JPUBBS.— Mr. and Mi- Alfred S. Tubbs, tt ml enthusias- 

tic motorists, were numbered among Del Monte's guests last w< ek. 

RECEPTIONS. 
|jVER MORE .—Mrs. Horatio P. Livermore an. 1 Miss Edith Uvermore will 
■tain at a large reception In their Vallejo street home next Friday 
aftemoi m 

SUPPER PARTIES. 

BORDEN. — Mr. and Mrs Cllnl Vorden entertained at a supper party 

at the Fairmont recently. 



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THEATRE PARTIES. 
MATHIBU.— Miss Marianne Mathlau entertained at a theatn part] re 

ntly, which was (allowed by a tea :it the St. Freu 
SIMPSON.— Miss Amolla Simpson entertained a< a matinee party on 
Tuesday, which was Followed i>> a tea. 

CONCERTS. 
ST. FRANCIS MUSICAL ART SOCIETY.— The st. Francis Musical Art 
Society will give a special concert next Thursday evening. 

DANCES. 
BYRE.— Miss Mary Eyre was hostess at a dance at Century Club Hall 

on Wednesday evening In honor of Miss Jane Selby. 
EGBERT.— .Miss Dorothy Egbert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eg- 

bert, of Oakland, will entertain at a dancing party at Miss Hamlin's 

School on Friday evening. February 3d. 

ARRIVALS. 

ASHE.— Mrs. Julia B. Ashe has returned from a visit to the Southland, 
and is at her residence in Washington street, which she has taken 
for the winter. 

COOK. — Mrs. Charles Cook and Miss Hazel Cook have returned from 
Pasadena. 

GERSTLE.— Mr. and Mrs. William Gerstle have returned from a most en- 
joyable tour of the Orient. 

GHIRARDELLI.— Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Ghirardelli and their daughter have 
returned from an extended Eastern visit, and are occupying their 
residence at Pacific Avenue and Baker street. 

LEAHY.— Mrs. William A. Leahy has returned from Coronado, and is vis- 
iting her mother, Mrs. William B. Harrington. 

MAUD.— Mrs. C. E. Maud has arrived from Monterey, and is at the St. 
Francis. 

McMULLEN. — Mrs. John McMullen has returned from Washington, D. C, 
and is at the Fairmont. 

MERRILL. — Mrs. John S. Merrill and Miss Merrill have returned from a 
delightful trip to the Yosemite. 

STOVEL. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Stovel have returned from a visit of 
several weeks in the North. 

TRIMBELL— Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Trimboll and Miss Trimbell, of Seattle, 
are visiting here, and are at the St. Francis. 

WHITTELL.— Mr. and Mrs. George Whittell, Sr.. have returned from 
abroad and are at the Fairmont. 

DEPARTURES. 

BALDWIN.— Miss Mildred Baldwin left on Monday for Santa Barbara to 
visit Miss Katlierine Kalme. 

BALDWIN. — Mrs. A. S. Baldwin and her daughter, Miss Laura Baldwin, 
have gone to Paso Robles for a brief sojourn. 

BOERICKE. — Harold Boerlcke has returned to New York after spending 
several weeks in this city. 

DOUGLAS.— Mrs. Spencer Douglas, wife 01 Lieutenant Commander Doug- 
las. U. S N., left recently for Santa Barbara, where she will remain 
until late in the spring. 

FENWICK.— Ml. and Mrs. Fred Fenwlck left recently to spend a month 
In New York. 

HAWLEY.— Mr. and Mrs. Stewart tlawley will leave for the East to- 
morrow to lie gone about six weeks. 

IRWIN.— Mrs. Irwin, wlf ' Captain irwln of the Thirtieth Infantry, 

left recently fur Detroit, having been called Gael bj the Illness 
moth at. 

JUDSON. — Mrs. Charles C. Judson, acoompanle I b bei neater i u,i - 

son, left recently for Nen i irl is, 

LONG. — Mrs. Oscar K. Long and Miss M liters Balled last Mon- 

day for Hongkong, where they will enjoy a visit of several weeks. 

NICHOLS. -Mis William Ford Nichols ami Miss Margaret Nichols left 
last Sunday foi the GSast, where thej will bi lolned bj Bl iop I 

I'AI.MKK. - Mrs Fred Palmer lefl for thi I t pi 

inls. Mr, and Mrs. Hiram Smith. 

BTOTT.— Mr. and Mrs Oeorge Btott, who spenl the holidays In thli 
have returned to theli home In New York, 

STOW, Ishneld stow lias returned i" Harvard aftei spending tic holi- 
day! in San Francisco. 

INTIMATIONS. 

ASHTON.— Miss Helen VshtOn an. I Miss Ruth Cam] are in Flor. 

and expect to remain abroad I yeai 01 mora. 

BASSETT ii. C. Basset! and his daughter, Miss Am] Baa* u. will 

an apartment in i.-wn for the remainder of the winter. 
BE2NET. Miss Laura Benet is visiting Mrs. Robert K Von Mater 01 

home iu \ 
BRICB lire I i and Mlsa Blunbel during the 

month for Europe. 
CASETJ Mrs tej will return to her home In Yokohama n 

month. 
CRiCARY. Miss Kit Creary "i the Presidio of Monterey, is the guest 

Mrs Uuinsey at the 1' 

BYREX Miss Mary Byre and Miss Jane Seibv have taken apartment! 

the Fairmont for the remainder of the winter. 
PENWIi Fenwlck are in New York. 

Foi.i.Axsr.Ki: Mr. and Mis a l. Pellansbei ipyittg an apart- 

FOSTER Miss Martha Fester has returned to San Rafael an 

with her sister. Mis Lawrence Draper, in her home in Washingtoi 

sti. 
FOSTBR Mis* Louisiana Foster has been in town several days OB th- 

guest of Miss Martha Calhoun. 
I-.1RV1N Mr ,i,,l M - 

to spend the remainder of the winter at the Fairmont 



KAOTO] Q ti R. .1. Hanford, of Mew STorl greek at 

Del Monte by her mother and Istei Hi i : | .- Bea- 

11 d is spending the winter 
at the famous winter resort, putting In mosl ol 

links, and Mr. Hanford, whose extensii ,., 

much of the time In San Francis ime down for thi ■ el ml, tak- 
ing with him Mr. ii. c. 'endleton. 

KEENEY. — Mrs. C. M. Keen, y and Miss Inn, s K, mi. y are in New York. 

h"i I'"' expi oted i" arrive here next n th. 

KITTLE.— Mr. and Mis I w ju remain in town for three or four 

months before returning to their home in Ross. 

KNIGHT.— Mr. an,! Mrs. Fred Knight and their daughter will leave short- 
ly for a trip al.r.ia.l, and will lie away lor an ii unite period. 

i.ATHROP.— ltari i Lathrop is in Honolulu, where he w m spend a few- 
weeks. 
MARTIN.— Mr. and Mrs. Peter Martin are enjoying a sojourn in Southern 

California. 
MINTZER.— Mr. and Mrs. William Mintzer are in New York after a visit 

to Philadelphia. 
MILLER.— Mrs. H. M. A. Miller and her daughter Flora have left Pasa- 
dena, and are established at Santa Barbara. 
NEWHALL.— Mr. and Mrs. George Newhall expect to go abroad during 

the early summer months. 
PERKINS.— Mrs. W. F. Perkins is spending several weeks in Southern 

California. 
POLK.— Mr. and Mrs. Willis Polk have taken apartments at the St. 

Franc-is for the remainder of the winter. 
PRINGLE. — Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Pringle and Mr. and Mrs. George A. 

Newhall are planning a European trip in April. 
POTTER.— Mrs. Mamie McNutt Potter and her daughter, Miss Mamie 

Louise, who recently returned from Europe, have taken a residence at 

Washington street, near Buchanan. 
POWERS. — Captain and Mrs. Thomas Powers will depart February 3d 

for the East. 
REIS. — Mrs. John O'Neal Reis is visiting her cousin, Mrs. Ernest Wiltsee, 

in Santa Barbara. 
ROE. — Miss Laura Roe of Ross is the guest of Mrs. Louis Monteagle in 

her Pacific avenue home. 
SESSLER. — Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Sessler, of Berkeley, are at Del Monte for 

an indefinite stay. They are well known socially in the cities about 

the bay. 
SULLIVAN. — Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Sullivan, with Miss Gladys and 

Noel Sullivan, are now in Rome. 
SHERWOOD. — Mr. and Mrs. John Dickenson Sherwood have taken apart- 
ments at the Palace for a couple of months. 
SILVERSTON. — Mrs. Rudolph Silverston is the guest of her sister. Mrs. 

Joseph Sadoc Tobin for several weeks, 
TEVIS. — Dr. Harry Tevis is having a delightful visit in Paris. 
VOLKMANN. — Mr. and Mrs. William Volkmann are planning to leave for 

New York the last of this month. 
WATSON. — Mr. and .Mrs. I lunulas Watson are occupying their residence 

in Vollejo street. 
WALTER.— Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Walter and Miss Marian Walter are en 

route to Europe. 
ZEILE. — Miss Ruth Zcile has returned to her school in New York. 



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Private Secretary, late in diplomatic service, will take similar position 
or act as business agent; has business experience, understands real 
property values, can correspond in foreign languages. References and 
bond If required. Address, PRIVATE SECRETARY, News Letter, San 
Francisco. 



Harriett Watson Capweli.. 

The modern clubwoman is an impresario. She dedicates much 
of her time to sober activities like pure milk crusades, medical 

inspection of the public schools, juvenile courts, tuberculosis 
clinics, the suppression ol thi while slave Irallic, the establish- 
ment of playgrounds, saniloriums for inebriates, and maternity 

i ies. 

But Time is an elastic affair when a clubwoman gets hold of 

it. She can stretch il to make every second count, and she can 

acc plish a multitude of widely different things. The kitchen- 
minded woman with the lack of system, her habit of "puttering," 
never catches up with her work, and her imagination never leaps 
ahead of it. She fancies thai a woman who has interests outside 

of her own home neglects that home, and she parades her own 
vice of home concentration as a virtue. She refuses to believe 
that the ideal homc-ma '.er- are the Women who make time to 

cross the boundary lines of the house lo find out what the world 
is doing. 

The kitchen-minded woman hugs the servant problem to her 
heart Divorced from that, she would have nothing to talk 
about. Under her management, even a fairly competent maid 
becomes an indifferenl domestic. When such a mistress has a 
servant she allows the maid's shortcomings and perfections to ex- 
pand to the circumference of her conversational ability. II"« 
many times has the subscriber on a party line telephone taken 
down the receiver to communicate with her grocer, only to find 

that two housekeepers are visiting over the 'phone, exchanging 

eloquent descriptions of their delinquent Bridgets! 

The modern, advanced woman is also interested in the servant 
problem, and is likewise confronted with its perplexities. But 

she vibrates along other lines as well, and her vibrations in that 
particular direction are more intelligent, more resourceful, more 
helpful. 

© © © 

Right here we bump into the initial statement that the modern 
clubwoman is an Impresario. She not only directs her en 
in the uplifting business, hut she provides entertainment. No, 

I do not mean what yon mean. I gee nothing funny (I'm not 
looking for it) in the valiant efforts oi the clubwomen to lift 
the world. I refuse to join the class that chuckles over the sol- 
emn efforts of clubwomen to train their muscle for uplifting ex- 
ercises. 

The clever clubwoman knows thai unconsciously she furnishes 

amusement to the people who giggle in the wrong place, lint 
her unconscious contribution to amusement does not deter her 
from consciously going about the business of providing amuse- 
ment. The amusements which most vitally occupy her attention 

ol the club jinks designed to furnish entertainment for 
club members. Clubwomen are making ii a business to provide 
amusement For others. They have joined the ranks of tin- Im- 
presarios. 

© © © 
Right here we bump back into the servant problem. 
The purist insists thai every paragraph shall tie hack to its 
neighbor, and so far the paragraphs in this article may seem a 
Mi anneighborly. But there is really no hard feeling among 

them, and if they do come together head on il is because the ser- 
vant problem and the club impresarios are just getting ac- 
quainted with each other. 

The introduction tool; place in Marin Couri.ty the nth, a- day. 
They have a Tamalpais Center over there, a clubhouse ami 
grounds designed for bringing together the young ami old of 
the suburbs, and turning them loose to play at anything from 
baseball to spin-the-top. The school teachers have found the 
children much easier to manage since the play-grounds were es- 
tablished. The undisciplined boy infrequently despoils orchards 
and trample- the petted and pampered gardens of the beautiful 
estates. He has a legitimate outlet for hi- energy at the Centre. 
The problem of the Voting Person thus solved, the thinkers be- 
gan to compute the Servant Problem by the same method. It 
was a Mill Valley clubwoman who wanted to know why the same 
rule could not be applied to both. If children could be raised 
to the '•nth" power, why should not the same solution be found 
for the servant problem. The clubwomen present added up the 



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and California Advertiser 



19 



difficulties of the situation like a 9um, and found ii small indeed 
compared to the possibilities. 

So now tin.' maids and chauffeurs of Marin County are going 
in enjoy organized play. The\ will have their odghfs al I ■■■< 
the polished dance Soors of the clubhouses, their turns at the 
bowling alleys, tin.' billiard tables, the tennis courts, golf links 
and gymnasiums. In the suburbs the servanl problem is higher 
mathematics compared to the simple arithmetic the citj house- 
holder must do. The city woman fi ies that the problem can 

present no more difficulties outside the i ity limits than it affords 
in the city. Bui the most limited acquaintance with suburban 
life convinces her thai she was a freshman in the college of do- 
mestic science so long as she lived in the city. The modern 
apartmeni house, the delicatessen shops, the "home made" cakes 
and pies experted in groceries and department stores under your 
eves by immaculate bakers, all the first-aids-to-the-servantless 
are lacking in the country. When the servant walks out of the 
iiiy linine. the interval before another walks in can be spanned by 
these first-aids. But when one is left unservanted in the country, 
line's lot is not thus smoothed over. 

So over in Marin County the clubwomen have turned Impre- 
sarios to see whether they cannot furnish amusement to the maids 
and chauffeurs which will counteract the lure of the city. Last 
week, Mrs. Aylett Cotton made an address on playgrounds before 
the Council of Jewish Women., and she heartily indorsed the ex- 
periment of solving the domestic problem with organized recrea- 
tion. The Council bad invited the presidents of a number of 

organizations to make addresses, ami that very representative 
audience acknowledged in the alter discussion that city club- 
women could profitably experiment along the same line. We 
shall probably read on a club calendar before long that the em- 
ployees of the members of some woman's dub are enjoying a 
dance at the clubhouse. 

The clubwoman's training in the Impresario business has ex- 
tended nvcr a number of years. It was originally thrust upon 
her by the professional Impresario, who devised the scheme oi 
having a lecturer presented to the public under the auspices of 
a woman's club. The club bust led the sale of scats, shared in 
the receipts and learned enough about the business in time to 
demand a fair share of the receipts. Club entertainments 
whether professional talent or members are employed, are raising 
the standard each year, end the affairs arranged for the pleasure 
uf outsiders arc planned with the understanding of a professional 
Impresario, who keeps bis hand mi the public pulse. If male ac- 
quaintances are expected, the program is made up with a nice 
regard I'm' dial distinction. 

The Sunday assrniM\ programs show this fine discrimination 
acquired by clubwomen, Thi California Club inaugurated 
Sunday meetings for the benefit uf the busy, employed woman 
win's.' every-day duties prevent her from enjoying the opportu- 
nities uf club life. So ii was arranged that interesting Ii 
on art, literature and music be given. No soggy, heavj 
are read, I'm- the audience is nol in receptive condition 
lie discourse. Breezy papers, animated discussion, 
and refreshing tea are served on the lir-t Sunday ni everj n 
and the attendance is a line tribute to the need fur jn-i this -,,ri 
of thing Other clubs co-operate with California Club, each chih 
in turn taking charge of a meeting;. The last Assembly was un- 
der ibe auspices of Cap and Bells. Mr-. I>. !•'.. T. Easton, the 
president of that organization, s rom the p.. 

her friend Klla \\ heeler Wilcox, interspersed with illuminating 
remarks about the persol ttlity, aims, ends and ideal- 

lific poet Miss I' roth] I rawford, daughter of the well-bi 

clubwoman, Mrs. Jam 

composition, which were enthusiastically appreciated, and M - 

Emma Black played the piano with fine artistry for so young 

girl. 

This Impresario training has laugh; the clubwomen tnai \ 
things that help them smooth out the wrinkl 

life. Their social activities outside of 
and more satisfying, owing to this experien 
axioms folded a\\e\ in every properly brought up memor 

•n can have too much evi ■ 
Impresario usus ..it in mind when -be i- gpttii _ 

program. 



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CAL. 



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A home school for boys desiring a thorough preparation for college. Lack 
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Stanford University permits unusual advantages. Ample facilities foralt athletic 
sports. Eighteenth year opens August joth. Send for illustrated catalogue. 

W. A. SHEDD, Head Master 



THE LYCEUM 

2590 Pine St., prepares for University or any examination. Its 
eighteenth year begins on July 26, 1910. Attend this school, which 
prepared hundreds successfully. Our instruction is the best; our 
time of preparation the shortest; our reduced tuition the lowest, 
and within reach of every one. Day and evening sessions. L. H. 
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1628 Bush Street 



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Painting 



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PALO ALTO 

CALIFORNIA 



Boarding and Day School for Girls. Certificate admits to 
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Intermediate and primary departments. Great attention given 
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Catalogue upon application. 



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LANGUAGES. ART AND MUSIC 

Beautiful surroundings, perfect equipment. For Catalogue 

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Classes In French, German, Italian. Musical History. Sight Reading, Dramatic 
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Mme. Von Meyerinck teaches Thursdays at Snell Seminary. Berkeley. 
Outside pupils also accepted there. 



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2264 California Street. 



Geo. Bates, Founder 



Spring term opens January 2d. Graduates admitted to 

universities upon recommendation of the faculty. 

K. J. BELLING. Ph. D.. Principal 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January U, 1011. 



IPl®fiisffliir© 9 s Wnnadl 

(Continued from Pogi IS.) 



AD I ■. I A 7 ( ' E ANNOUNi 'EM EST. 

The laughing comedy success of the season, "The Trave ing 
Salesman," by James Forbes, 'author of "The Chorus Lady" and 
"The Commuters," will be the offering a1 the Columbia Theatre 

next week when Henry B. Harris will send his excellent i panj 

which electrified the large audiences during tin' remarkable inns 
in New York and Boston, to this city. The scenery and equip- 
ment are the same as thai usi '1 during the long run in New York. 

••The Girl in the Taxi" follows. 

* * * 

"The Nigger," with Florence Roberts and her strong support- 
ing company, including Thurlon Bergen, will be presented for the 
last time ai the 3avoy Theatre this Sunday evening, and on Mora 
day, Miss Maxine Elliot! will begin an engagemenl limited to six 
nights in her jolly nautical corned} . "'I lie [nfi rior Sex," in which 
died to success in a spanking breeze during a long run at 
Daly's Theatre and her own playhouse in New York. The conv 
edy w;w written for Mis- Elliott by Frank Stayton of I. 
and has in ii the tang of the sea air and the music ol I be 

waves. 

* * * 

The Five Cycling Auroras, who have been a feature of the 
Tower Circus in England, and who have been brought to this 
country for a tour of the Orpheum Circuit, will make their first 
appearance ai the Orphi am on Sunday. They are classed among 
the most skillful and daring of i elists. 

Lillian Burkhart will re-appear after quite a length} absence. 
Miss Burkharfs contribution will consist of a miniature drama, 
of which report speaks most highly, and whir!, - called "What 
Every Woman Wants." She will have the assistance nf Cleo 
Madison, Stanlej IVisI and Cecil Metcalf. 

Julius Tannen, "thi I batterbox," will introduce his clever 
q using gue. He gives imitations of lie Wolf Hop- 
per, David Warfield and Raymond Hitchcock, bui he do 

upon these for his success as an entertainer, For his mono- 
logue ates! hit of his performance. 

Ernest Scharff, said to be the most versatile musician in the 
world, will give a taste of his quality. He plays the bugle, xylo- 
phone, trumpet, lyre, harmonica, violin, bellpiano, trombone, 
bandonim shawm saxoph roe. drum, cello, guitar, banjo and man- 
dolin. 

Charles Leonai I i i and bis company will return for next 
week only with the in Irama, "His Nerves." 

Blise, Wulff and Waldoff, the famous HanJon Brothers, and 
Bonita and Lew Ream, will close their engagement with this 
bill. 

* * * 

Mari Irawford's lasl and finest play, ••'The Whin- Sister," 

initial presentation in a stock theatri o< i I Mon- 
day evening ai thi Ucazar, with Evelyn Vaughan in the title 
part, Bertram Lytell as Captain Giovanni Severi, Viola Leach 

(her firs! appearance) as thi I oui ess Chia ni. Louis Benni- 

son as Monsignor Saracinesca, and the remainder oi - 

mi ibl 

Belasco & Mayer secured this play when they re-engaged Miss 

Vaughan and Mr. Lytell, on aecoumi of tl lances ii would 

afford those cleve to display their best acting qua 

and a similar reason caused the management to defer Miss 
L ai '"- debut as an AI azaran. 

* * * 

Mr. Georg Kruger, piano virti ulty of the 

California Conservator) of Music, will app ecital a! the 

Kohler & Chase II ill on Fridaj evening, Jam Mr. 

Krugert many friends and Rdmiri re will is op- 
portunity to hear him again. 




_ Gottardo P well-known artist of California, will 

give an exhibition ■<_■ and sketches al the Sketch Club, 

220 Post street, commencing January 16th, and continuing 

for one week. Mr. Piazzoai's collection is credited 

ne. re than ordinary, and should command the attention of 

of art and the public generally. 



View near the intersection of the Sloat Boulevard and Corbett 
Avenue. The Sutro tract is 724 acres, covered with a forest, as 
shown to the right of the picture. 

A ih lie win ■ 1 1 1 e M i ; u i wrote to the Merchants' Ai 

ac ced thai co cars, 

in which the visiters to the metropolis are taken about the city, did 
not traverse those sections where the most beautiful hum 
located. That was because the hills are su steep that the 
cars cannot run on them, and the street ears have no tracks. 

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San i ight to have a district where beautiful hom 

he buUt, and where the tourist will be taken as to ;i show place, to 
see be&util boulevard i olumns, ter- 

rac< oads and attractive surroundings, and in 

a park-like tiisiini to find homes where thi la-ought 

into existence designs b: with the surroundings. 

» » 

sue!, tented t-< the citizens of San Pran- 

Of the late Adolph Sutro. who new wish to sell 

i tent of 7Jt Meres, ail In one piece, rather than to have it cut up 

tall secUons and subdivided Into -'■ fool i"ts. where no man 

■ a - I taste would wish to build a hi 

» dr» » 

To pu property company has been formed, with 

shares of to ih.- public in the hope 

that a .ureal mans people will wish to Invest from sentimental rea- 
sons, knowing at lie- same time that their investment will yield 
200 per cent The details el the purchase price. 
:imi every particular, will be given you upon application. 

a? » » 

To sei i ii; b noblle. or Foi Information, apply to 

■. In & Unwell, S18 lit. y St., Ban Frani I i o 

Also for inform.it i< -ii call up< n an] ol the following real estate - 

Shalnwald, Buckbee & Co., -7 Montgomery Streel 
-\, J. Rich & l o., j _■ i sum, i streel 

i fi Hoag, Etea I 16 Market Streel 

Von Kin in k- .ii Estate Co., i n Sutter Si i 

J. w. Wright & <•- tuildlng. 

Harrigan, W 146 Montgomery Streel 

205 Montgomery Street 
Abrabamson Broe 

Fo n tocGav 6 i lo !S I Hoi tgon ■ !ti eet 
Sterling Realty C pany, 54fl Market Streel 



.T\m;ai;y 1 I. 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



21 



SKIPPED BY THE LIGHT OP THE MOON. 

U scrms thai Engle and Hay, who are the pr movers with 

Bowen, Morton and Griffin in the organizal of the Sunsel Oil 

Company, have skipped by the light of the moon, and 500 sub- 
scribers to the valueless Union l^ahor Oil Btoek will wan! to know 
the names of the men on the promotion lis! who received monej 
from the sale of stock thai they Eound to be fraudulent. Mayor 

McCarthy is absent, so it is impossible to ask him how ii » is 

that his came is said to be down for L0,000 shares of this bunco 
paper. Tveitmoe is sai.l to be down Eor 107,000 shares of the 
same issue, and how much he now has on his hands is not known. 
The entire lahor bunch of leaders in San Francisco proceeded to 
onload the stock almost as soon as the company was organized, 
and the Examiner has not told one-fifth of the story. Only about 
$4,000 was used in the development of oil properties. The com- 
pany is owing in the neighborhood of $20,000, and has expended 
$23,133.2 I for trips to Los Angeles and for general expenses and 
salaries. The 500 stockholders in San Francisco are vociferous 
for an accounting, as they would like to know where this money 
has gone, and for what it was expended. It seems a shame that 
prominent labor leaders should have so taken advantage of poor 
people and practically have stolen their savings. 



BANKING 



TEN DAYS' A MAT I ON ASS /RED. 

The executive committee of the Aviation Meet lias announced 
thai there will he ten days of flying as soon as the weather clears. 
Chairman Scotford, in an interview, says : 

"Don't worry. You'll have ample opportunity to see the bird- 
men do all those daring stunts we have promised. There are to 
be ten flying days — count them — ten,. These vexing delays will 
not cheat any man, woman or child out of a chance to see the 
world's airmen guide their marvelous craft high along the ait- 
ways. Just as soon as the wind shifts back to the old stand, 

Saturday's sensational flying will be repealed, and still ■■■ 

beautiful and thrilling feats performed. 

"Brookins absolutely promises to do the famous spiral ; Ead- 
ley will smash all speed records; Ely will pounce down upon one 
of Uncle Sam's cruisers; Parmalee will go after a new altitude 
record; Glenn Curtiss will show the perfection of airy grace in 
his baby racer; W'illard will do thing- in an aeroplane which will 
make you hold your breath." 



OBITUARY. 

The death last week- of Charles Sedgwick \iken. editor of Sun- 
set Magazine, was a greal loss to the literary, social and cluh 
worlds, not alone of San Francisco, bui of the West. He was a 
man of remarkable talent both as a writer and is an editor and 
manager. He broughl the Suneei Magazine into the foi 
of American publications, and also wrote for m 
and magazines, lie was a leading member of the Bob 

Press and other eluhs. and enjoyed the friendship of ho 

admiring people. He waa a oativi of Ohio, but came to this 
State while a l»n. ami was educated al the I n ■ ii Cali- 

fornia. He was active in the wort of farthering thi 
San Francisco in the matter of the Panama-Pacific Expo 
of 1915, and in everything he undertook -bowed zeal, ability and 
devotion to the taak in hand. He waa is years of age when he 

died. A widow and young child survive him. 



There is an immense amount of foolish hullabaloo about 

high freight rates in this country just at present. If I go to 

some interior town and am charged whal ie an extor- 

tionate price for some article, and protest, I am told at once thai 
H i- be ie freight i I i the freight 

rate on that particular artiele may not be more tliin two 
whereas the extra i dollar. It is a fact that California 

prunes my be purchased in London. Berlin or Paris as ' heaply a- 
Hi San f i mi - o or in !.o> An .it does no! loo 

i rates were particularly high from this coast. The freigh 
mleed. on most articles of trade, are hardly ap 

ting of selling prices, yet everybody is howling al the rail- 
roads for a fancied raising o the i el "f living, due 
freigbt ran-. I: is a popular bowl, and in ex- 

planation, when, as a matter of fact, it is wholly unreasonable. 



"Do these Englishmen understand American - 

"Some of them do. Why?" "My > : to !«.• man 

el and the Duke has cabled me to come a ross." 
"Does lie mean me or my wad':' -Journal. 



Wells Fargo Nevada National Bank 

OF SAN FRANCISCO 
No. 4 MONTGOMERY STREET 



Capital, Surplus and Undivided Fronts $11, 102, 319. 9» 

Cash and Sight Exchange 11,680,362.23 

1 deposits 24,807,040.83 



I. W. Hellman, Jr... Vice-President 

P. L. Llpman Vice-President 

James K. Wilson. . .Vice-President 
Frank B. King Cashier 



Isaias W. Hellman, President 



W. McGavin Assistant Cashier 

E. L. Jacobs Assistant Cashier 

V. H. Rossetti . . . Assistant Cashier 

C. L.. Davis Assistant Cashier 

DIRECTORS 
Isaias W. Hellman Wm. F. Herrln Leon Sloss F. W. Van Sicklen C DeGulRne 

James L. Flood Percy T. Morgan Hartland Law F. L. Llpman J. Henry Meyer 

!. W. Hellman, Jr. Chas.J. Deering Wm. Hass JohnC. Klrkpatrick James K. Wilson 

Customers of this Bank are offered every facility consistent with prudent hanking. New accounts 
are invited. 



THE CANADIAN BANK 
OF COMMERCE 

HEAD OFFICE. TORONTO 

SIR EDMUND WALKER C. V. O.. LL. D„ D. C. L, 

President 

ALEXANDER LAIRD General Manager 



ESTABLISHED 1867 

Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000 
Reserve Fund, 7,000,000 



TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES 

The new Travellers' Cheques recently issued by this Bank are a most 
convenient way in which to carry money when traveling. They are is- 
sued in denominations of 

and 



$10, $20, 



$50, 



$100, 



$200 



and the exact amount payable In Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, 
Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Sweden and 
Switzerland is stated on the face of each cheque, while in other coun- 
tries they are payable at current rates. 

The cheques and all Information regarding them may be obtained at 
every office of the Bank. BRUCE HEATHCOTE, Manager. 

450 California Street corner Leidesdorff 

The German Savings and Loan Society 

Savings THE GERMAN BANK Commercial. 

(Member of the Associated Savings Banks of San Francisco.) 

526 California St., San Francisco, Cal. 

Guaranteed Capital $1. 200,000.00 

Capital actually paid up in cash 1,000,000.00 

Reserve and Contingent Funds 1,580,518.99 

Employees' Pension Fund 109,031.35 

Deposits December 31st, 1910 -12,039.580.00 

Total Assets 44.775.559.5C 

Remittances may be made by Draft, Post Office, or Wells Fargo & Co.'s 
Money Orders, or coin by express. 

Office Hours: 10 o'clock a. m. to 3 o'clock p. m., except Saturdays to 
12 o'clock m. and Saturday evenings from 6:30 o'clock p. ni. to 8 o'clock 
p. m. for receipt of deposits only. 

OFFICERS — President, N. Ohlandt; First Vice-President, Daniel Meyer; 
Second Vice-President and Manager. George Tourny; Third Vice-Presi- 
dent, J. W. Van Bergen; Cashier, A. H. R. Schmidt; Assistant Cashier, 
William Herrmann; Secretary, A. H. Muller; Assistant Secretaries, G. 
J I >. Folte and Wm. D. Newhouse; Qoodi«Uow, Eells & Orrick, General 
Attorneys. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS — N. Ohlandt, Daniel Meyer, George Tourny, 
J. W. Van Bergen, Ign. Stelnhardt, I. N. Walter, F. Tlllmann, Jr., E. T. 
Kruse and W. S. Goodfellow. 

MISSION BRANCH— 2672 Mission St.. between 21st and 22d streets 
For receipt and payment of deposits only. C. W. Heyer. Manager. 

RICHMOND DISTRICT BRANCH. 432 Clement street, between 5th and 
6th avenues. For receipt and payment of deposits only. W. C. Heyer, 
Manager. 

Anglo & London Paris National Bank 

N. W. COR. OF SUTTER AND SANSOME STS. 

Paid Up Capital $4,000,000.00 

Heserve and Undivided Profit* 1.700.000.00 

Deposits 23.600,000.00 

Cash and Sight Exchange 10.300.000.00 

Slg. Greenebaum President. 

H. Fleishhacker. Vlce-Pres. & Mgr. A. Hochsteln Asst Cashier. 

Jos. Friedlander Vice-President C. R. Parker Asst. Cashier 

C. F. Hunt Vice-President Wm. H. High Asst. Cishl«r 

R. Altschul Cashier H. Choynskl Asst. Cashier 

A. L. Langerman. Secretary. G. R. Burdlck Asst. Cashier 

Issues Travellers' Letters of Credit available in all parts of the world; 
buys and sells Foreign Exchange, and Issues drafts and cable transfers. 

Accounts of Banks, Bankers. Corporations, Firms and Individuals 
Invited. SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS. 

"DON'T BORROW TROUBLE." BUY 

SAPOLIO 

'TIS CHEAPER IN THE END. 



22 San Francisco News Letter 

Fire Marine Automobile 

Fireman's fund Insurance Company 

Assets, $7,000,000 



January II. 1911. 



Capital, $1,500,000 




IN8VMCE 




California and Sansome Streets, 
San Francisco, California. 



The Western States Life Insurance Co. 

SAN FRANCISCO 



Capital 



$1,000,000 



Has been granted license for the sale or Insurance in California and 
Washington. Other Western States will be immediately opened. 

Issuing the most attractive line of policies ever offered. 

Now is the time to negotiate very desirable District and State Agency 
Contracts. 

Men who want to move to the great and prosperous West, and line up 
with a Live Enterprise, surrounded by boundless resources and possi- 
bilities, should write to 

PRATT & GRIGSBY, General Agents, San Francisco. (All territory 
west of the Mississippi River.) 

FRANK A. WERNER, Los Angeles. General Agent Southern California 
and Arizona. 620-23 Security Building. Los Angeles, Cal. 

W. M. ELLIOTT, General Agent State of Washington and Alaska, 605 
Colman Building, Seattle. Washington. 

L. S. ADAMS, General Agent State of Utah, 627-2S Newhouse Building. 
Salt Lake City, Utah. 



Cash Capital, $400,000. 



Cash Assets. $970,146. 



Pacific Coast Casualty Company 

OF CALIFORNIA. 

Employers' Liability, General Liability, Teams, Elevator, Workmen's 
Collective, Vessels, Automobile, Burglary, Plate Glass, Personal Accident 
insurance. Fidelity and Surety Bonds. 

Officers — Edmund F. Green, President; John C. Coleman. Vice-Presi- 
dent; F. A. Zane, Secretary; Ant. Borel & Co., Treasurer; F. P. Deerlng, 
Counsel. 

Directors— A Borel. H. E. Bothin, Edward L. Brayton. John C. Cole- 
man. W. E. Dean, F. P. Deerlng. E. F. Green, James K. Moffltt, J. W. 
Phillips. Henry Rosenfeld, Adolph A. Son. 

Head Office — Merchants' Exchange Building, San Francisco. Marshal 
A. Frank Company, General Agents for California, 416 Montgomery St., 
San Francisco. 

The Connecticut Fire Insurance Company 

Of Hartford. Established 1860. 

Capita] 

Surplus to Poli< hold ra :i.05u.0G3 

Total Assets ; 

ALASKA COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 
Benjamin J. Smith, Manager. 

British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co. Ltd. 

OF LIVERPOOL. 









BALFOUR, GUTHRIE &. CO. 


Agents. 




350 California Street. 




San Francisco 



The Weft Coaft Life Insurance Co. 



SAN FRANCISCO. CAL. 



A strong, well managed institution; organized under the rigid Insurance 
laws of California. Its policy forms are clear and explicit and define and 
guard the Interests of policy-holders as do those of no other company. 
Ask any agent, or write the company for sample of policy forms. 



Roy C. Ward 



James K. Polk 



Jas. W. Dean 



Geo. E. Billings 



Geo. E. Billings Company 



ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE EFFECTED 
S12 California St., San Francisco, Cal Phone Douglas 2212 



The engineers o£ the National Board have made a report on 
the conflagration hazard of Portland, Oregon, and pronounce the 
danger of conflagration in the congested centers high, owing u> 

I r building construction. Among the recommendations made 

are: Additional storage facilities for from 50,000,QOO to 100,- 
000,000 gallons for the use of the Fire department; increase by 
two inches in size of service pipe; prevention of water waste; 
improvemenl of Western low gravity water Bystem; installation 
of duplicate main arteries from the reservoirs; laying of twelve 
new water mail s; increase in the Sre alarm system: placing un- 
derground of overhead wires; two hydrants at each streel inter- 
section in the business section; conferring more power on the 
lire marshal; revision of building laws; provisions for four new 
fire companies; five new fire stations, and the establishment of 

gate valves in water pipes. 

* * * 

'I in Tillieums, organizer] iasl ] eai bj for t members of 

special agents associations in the Pacific Northwest, held their 
second annual dinner and dance al the Cliff House, San Fran- 
cisco, "it the evening of January lOth. The title of ill 'der 

signifies, in Indian Chinook, g 1 fellow, and the membership 

is limited to for r special agents in Washington, and Oregon, 

who are now residents of San Francisco. Frank L. Hunter. 

Grand Tyee, or chief, and the following tubers participated: 

B. P. Eldrid, A. \Y. Thornton, II. M. Tl ipson, II. R. Stovel, 

G orge A. Crux, M. W. Clevi I ind, II. I'. Blanchard, S. 1'. Me- 
sick, A. ( '. Thornton, John < '. Dornin, John YV. (iunn and W. H. 
Young. 

* * * 

The proposed Washing bill, creating an industrial in- 
surance dcpartmenl provides Eor compensation ami care of work- 
men injured in hazardous employment, for the creating ami <lis- 
bursement of funds, with penalties for non-observance of the 
regulations for the prevention "I such injuries, ami for viola- 
tions of its provisions, ami also abolishes the doctrii E negli- 
gence a- ground Eor recovery ■■( damages againsl employers, 
asserts ami exercises the police power, ami deprives the court of 
jurisdiction of controversies in\"l\ in:.' such damages. 'The pro- 
posed departmenl ii ro be administered by three commissioners 
to I" 1 named by the Governor, one chosen from the memb 
orgai :ed labor, om b ice two years, another four years, 
a third sis years, each to be paid a salarj of $3,600 per annum 
ami expenses. I - t - 1 imati d thai the bill will call for an appro- 
priation of $150,000, and that it will result in collection ami dis- 
bursemenl of, approximately, $4,000,000 annually, anil will do 
away with practically all liability and accident insurance. 

* * * 

'That tlf local agents of Seattle, Wash., are thoroughly im- 
pr — id with tlie gravity of the situation ami the necessity of 

taking definiti action foi improved conditions before the i t- 

>i the advisorj committee, is seen from the results achieved 

at a strenuous meeting held in Seattl December 28th. It 

began at in a. m. and adjourned al 10 o'clock in the evening. 
The matters pertaining to the unsettled conditions in S 

Bg to end. and resulted iii all the 
Bo-called non-board n presented companies, all Eastern reporting 
companies, and every other in teres I ma affiliated with San Fran- 
cisco general management, standing together in a gentleman's 
agreement thai beel practices should be maintained; thai is to 

Bay, that ad\ isory rates udll be maintained and UO writing of three 

years' business Eor two annual premiums will he done. II was 
a unanimous proposition, in which every "Hie'' in ti" 1 citi of Seat- 
He gave in word thai conditions should uol be disturbed until 

after the meel Lng of in- ami! tee of San Francisco, Eastern 

ami Seattle interests, which ha- been postponed until sometime 
jubsequenl to February 15th. 

* * * 

( '. W. Rhorer, formerly special agent with Macdonald & Miles, 
of the Westchester, has gone with Thornton & Parrish, fur the 
London and Niagara to till the vacancy made by the resignation 



January 14, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



23 



of \<il Stewart. Hi* field will be Southern California and 
Arizona. 

Charles II. Ward, manager of the Bremen's of Newark and 
Eastern, has secured the Pacific Coast general agency of the 
\\ estern of Pittsburg. 

From present indications, the fire loss on the Pacific Coast For 
the year 1910 will I" 1 about forty-one per cent. 

* * * 

Rates were thrown wide open at Visalia, California, lasl Sat- 
urday, and premiums arc being cut to bedrock, business being 
written at a reduction, in Borne instances of ninety-five per rent 
on mercantile buildings and sixty-five on stocks. The trouble 

lias been brewing for some time, there having been disturbances 
purely local to Visalia. Agents have whittled their commissions 
and have engaged generally in a bitter battle for business. 

George B. Goodell has beer, given the coasl from Monterey, 
Cal., north to Oregon, by Manager Wyper, for the London & Lan- 
cashire and Orient, and George Richmond, who Eormerly bad 
ibis field, comes into the San Francisco office. Goodell was for- 
merly a surveyor with the Pacific BoaTd. 

Albert C. Wright has been transferred from the San Francisco 
office of Maedonald & Miles to do special work for the West- 
chester in Southern California and Arizona, vice ('. \V. Rhorer, 
who recently resigned to go with the Northern and Niagara, un- 
der Managers Thornton and Parrish. 

Charles A. Calvin has been appointed Superintendent of 
Agencies in the Pacific Northwest by Conroy & Olds. His bead- 
quarters will be in the Sherlock P.uihling, Portland, Oregon. 

In recognition of the good work done by Charles A. Bryant, 
wdio has been connected with the San Francisco office of the Re- 
liance Lite, the company has promoted him to be surveyor, with 
headquarters at Dallas, Texas. 

A meeting of the Tacoma Fire [Jnderwriters Association was 
hold January lib to bring before the members the necessity for 

hiking action in conjunction with agents easl of the mountains 

to prevent disruption of their business in case trouble comes in 
Seattle, and a rate war precipitated. Washington locals, out- 
side of Seattle, appear to be fully aware of the seriousness of the 
situation, and have everywhere combined for the protection of 

their business. This unanimity of action is expected to have a 

good moral effeci upon the Seattle agents. 

The Royal Indemnity Company, of New York, "ill begin 
operations on the Pacific Coast on March 1st, and will bi asso- 
ciated in the Pacific Department with the Royal i Queen, undei 
Manager Rolla V. Watt. A. 1,. Johnston, for eleven years con- 
nected with, (he Frankfort, under CoaSi Manager Duncan, will 
In' department superintendent, and have entire charge of the 
various casualty branches. The company will write fidelil 
bonding and all casualty lines. 

Messrs. norland & duluis. managers for the Pacifii Coasl De- 
partment of Ihe 1'uiled sinics Fidelity and Guarantee Cm 
have closed their I ks Eoi the year 1910, with the following re- 
sults: Premiums received, less return pn Surety and 
fidelity, $196,546.55; burglary, $17,801,90 ; casualty 119,324.81; 

total, $333,673.26, of which ai nl was written in the State 

of California Suretv and fidelity, *l ?6,237.66; bi 

I r.Wl ; casualty, $16,332.28 ; I $207,' 12.18. These amounts 

are subject t" :i- si iuli i reduction for re-insurance, which has not 
\.a been reported from the company's home office. 

paid in ihe State of Cnliforni v 19, 

I I i.."io. 'The territory in luded under the above management in 
ihe Pacifli Coasl Departmenl i imprises the States of California. 
Nevada, V en i and the h Hawaii. 

» * * 

The 1 1 i i il v-'iiih annual nuvtm n iters' \-- 

ion of the Pacific convened on the morning of January 10th 
in ihe boa i r n M iants' Exchange Building, Frank ('. 
Stanford presiding. On this and the following day m 

of value to the business of insurani 
and discussed, the proceedings of the second day i m 

iding of the "Knaps witty annual published by 

ihe Association. This vear this 

.1. \. Tiedeiiianu was elected presidcnl for the ensuing year: 
Quy Fran, is dvin Meade. arv : and .1. 

P. Moore, librarian. The executivi 

T. .1. A. Tiedemann, Frank ('. Stanford. It. \V. Osborn, .1. W. 
Gunn, and Willi On the nuan lit' 

die nc banquet at the 

ition. which is pa'-' I] soi i d an 



more prosperOU COIt li, ion n;;in> field men were in fro 

i \oi i awe i ind Southern ( lalifornia, and the oi 
in everj way memorab e 

* * * 

The Empire State Suretj Company, represented on the 
I'aeific Coast by James C. Hayburn, has decided to devote ib 

entire attention hereafter to its suretj bond and burglar} insur- 
ance business, and therefore has reinsun 'I its Accident and health 
mid liability business with thi I nited States Casualty Company 
nl New York, which will also be represented \<\ Mr. ETayburn. 
Tins new arrangement will give the Empire Stale Surety Com- 
pany a larger surplus and allow the company to give more time 
to the building iip of its surety and burglary lines. The Empire 
Slate Surety Company has built up a profitable suretv business 
on Ihe Pacific Coasl, ami has an: excellent reputation for paying 
losses, having assets of $1,490,969.61, and a surplus lo policy- 
holders of $603,684. The Coiled States Casualtj Company, 
which is one of the largest casualty companies in the world, hav- 
ing a surplus to policyholders of $1,300,000, will furnish all 
kinds of accident, health and liability insurance through the 
office of Mr. Hayburn. 




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The Home Insurance Company, New York 



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Cash Capital, (3.000.000 



Insurance on personal effect* of tovirlsts anil temporary sojourners 
mvwhere In Insurance aealnst loss 

hyflre Ant ranee. Indemnity for loss tri ..me by 

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324 Sansome Street. San Francisco, Cal. 



■?A 



San Francisco News Letter 



JanoIby I I. 1911. 




she — There's i rying again; I'll go and sing to 

him. He — For heaven's sake; sil -till and lei him holler. — 
Truth. 

Foreman Sweepey — No more "-. ■< r sass, Moriarty. From 

now on I'll have nothin' I bul silence, an' but little o' 

thot."— Truth. 

The States have improved so many of the roads for autor 

raobilists that it • a a farmer to find a road bad ei afli 

to be safe to di i 

"While T was en ber she made me give up drinks 

irjg, smokin joll ; oi all, I gave up - ith n_ on raj 

own account." ' Wnat was that?" "The girl !" — Truth. 

Mi->. Faraway — 1 suppose yov have forgol en thai this is 

the anniversary .1!' yon* wedding ■l;i_\ ? Prof. Faraway (abstract- 
mself from conic sections) — Eh? What? Dear me! Is 
ir. really? Ami when is yours, dear? — Stray Stories. 

"Are you experienced in compounding prescripl 

asked the Iruggisl oi the ipplicant. "Sure! 1 is 1 te jaunty re- 
•■I can mis juleps, gin rickeys, sherry flip's, plain ana 

there are. and " "Greal Scot! ! Where did you learn pliur- 

macy?" '"In Kansas, in a on county." — Truth. 

"A jrood wife i- heaven's grea . to man and the 

- _ holds," remarked Mr. Jarphly tie- othej 
morning. "She is his j<>v. his inspiration and bis verj - ■ ■ 1 1 1 . 
Through h'er he learns to reach the pure and true, and her loving 
hands had him - flee rough plaees. Shi is " "Jere- 

miah," said Mrs. Jarphly solemnly, "Jeremiah, what wii 1 
have you been 11 j> to now?" — Truth. 

A physician was driving I a village when I 

a man amusing a -rowd with tie antics of his dog. The doctor 
pulled up and said: "My dear sir. how do you manage to train 
your dog to do sueh tricks? 1 can'l teach mine a single me.*' 
glanced up with a simple rustic look, and replied! 
"Well, you - this v iv, sir: you have to know more'n the 

i- von catt'l learn him nothin'." — Com rnoti Sense. 

A little hoy was entertaining the minister the other day 

until his ther could complete her toilet. Tie' minis 

n, inquired: "Have you a dog?" "Yes| 
sir, a dachshund,' respoi ed the lad. "Where is he ?" questioned 
the dominii _ tie' waj to a boy's heart. "Father send! 

him away for the winter. Re says it takes him so long to 
and inn the dooi ole house off !" — Success. 

"Chat ," said the young mother, "I I ave d 

on a i> mi' for the baby. I shall call liei fmogen." Charlie 
1 to l.o |o. 1 in thought for a moment. Ho didn't like the 
nan 1 opposed it his wi I'c was sure to have her way. 

"That's nice," be "My first Bweethearfs name 

was [mogen. She'll lake it as a compliment." "Huh! Well, we 
will call her Alary, aftei raj mother," came the quick reply. — 
[Appim 'ill's M 

A yell- n red a florist's 

anted some flowers to take homo. He 
■ is re unsteady, and had bet a looking on the wind 

when it was red. The flowers apparently were intendi 
fering. The florist picked out a dozen ch 
themnms, and the 1 ustomi 1 started to h ave. \i thi door he I i<>i- 
tated. "I -. said, thickly, "watsh these flowi 

"Chrysanth n Thi cusl shook his head. "Go! I" 

r than that." dozen 

pinks." — 7 'i 



White Diamond Water Co. 



Pore Witer (or Otklaid 
Alameda 
Incorporated Berkeley 

t chemically 
treated, but ed by elect rii 

DELIVERED FRESH kacii WEEK, $1.60 per month. Single ■ ■ 
bottle, 50 cents. 



Phones: Piedmont 1720 and Home A 4192. 



980 45th Street, 



Oakland, Cat. 



New automobile owners for San Francisco and vicinity from January 3d 
to January 9th, inclusive: 

MARGASON, A. S., S05 S. 5th St.. San Jose Cover! 

ELLIOTT, M. B., 1100 Jackson St.. s. F Chalmen 

DAT, II. I... St. Franc-is Hotel, S. F White 

YOUNG & swain BAKERY CO., 1488 Devisadero St.. s. F Autocar 

LOWENSTEIN. It, 200 K oiiy St.. s. F Pierce-Arrow 

PAUSON, J. W., tsip Sutter St, S. F Pierce-Arrow 

WATERHOUSE, C. P., 38!l7 Clay St.. s, F i o 

BOWIJSS, MRS. P. E.. Union and McAdams St Oakland Detroit 

Bl/RDELL. MRS. G. B.. Burden Station. Marin County ...Pierce-Arrow 

EPPINGER, FLORENCE I*. ISB8 Waller St., S. F Haynes 

FOLLOWE1.L. CECIL. US Sixth St.. S. F I'm I: 

LE1IAM. ('. 827 8Bth St.. Oakland Buick 

O'BRIEN. E. H.. Mill Valley Loco 

L.EVISTON, STELLA M. 1896 McAUIstei St., s. F Baker 

BECKER. A.. Redwood City Cadillac 

BLAKE, IDA A.. 164 Carlton Ave., s. F Maxwell 

COSTIGAN MOTOR CO.. A. R. Ill Van N'.^s Ave., S. F I 

WILLIAMS, DR. T. XL. Palo Alto Overland 

DREUSIKE, O. B.. 1269 5th Ave., s F Kissel Kat 

DREUSIKE, PAUL, 912 First St.. S. F Kissel Kur 

TAVLOK. .1. B., 16 Oakland Ford 

KINS, C. C. 759 Gotit-h St.. S. F Indian 

HILSOIs". A.. Geary and Powell sts.. s, F p >ss 

BABSON, s. C 2f>is km.l:. Road, Berkeley Loco 

moitlLIN. W. F,. s.'s Fio,,,l Bide., s, F Renault Freres 

DAVIS, \v. s,. Montgomery ana Sacramento st>... s. F Packard 

MILLER, C. I S F Oakland 

SCRIBNER, "., w S. F I.,,,,, 

COHEN, D. S., California St.. S. F Plerce-Arrow 

GANTNER, J. O.. 2130 Green St, s. F Cadillac 

GALE. M.D.. H, A.. 2162 Market St.. s. F Cat 

DORLANH. L. L.. Ills Sim Antonio Ave., Alameda Flanders 

HAVENS. .1. W„ 2681 Benvetiue We.. Berkeley Pierce-Arrow 

GRAY, H. P.. cot Jean St. Oakland Overland 

DONOGH. A o., 8704 Dans St., Berkeley Mi 

KHYMAX. sa.\l. 160 Central Ave., s. F Stevens-Duryeo 

KIMBALL. C. E., 1039 Mills Bldg., s. F Mat 

SMITH. .1. .1 , 1287 Polk St., s. F Stoddard-Dayton 

WIBNTRAUB, s. S.. I2S5 Dolores St., s. F Pope-Hartford 

SNOW. H. S.. care S6 Fulton St, S. F Tourlnc 

SPRING, T. H. care Western Nat Bank, s, F Peerless 

MILES, MRS. S. C. 1567 Octavla St.. s. F Detroit 

BY, E. h. -717 Benvenue Ave., Berkeley vi irren-Detroli 

l.rx'. MRS. ADA s Mountain View Auburn 



REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE 

MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK 

AT SAN FRANCISCO, IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. 
AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS. JANUARY 7. 1911 

RESOURCES. 

Hoi discounts i 11,161 ' 

' i unsecured 1,454.49 

i s Bonds to secure circulation 500.000.00 

r s Bonds to secur. U.S. Deposits i 

I', S. Bonds On hand 2,000.00 

Premiums on r. s Lou. is t_\ .00 

Bonds securities, •■to 195.100.00 

Furniture, fixl deposit vaults 

Due from National Banks 'not reserve agents) 167,249.02 

ion from State and private banks and bankers, trust oim- 

panles and savings hanks 53,161.80 

i its 207,260.83 

ci ks an. I other rash Items 2,327.69 

21,805.24 

if other national hank's 1 > "" 

onal paper currency, nickels and routs .,u::.i;7 

Lawful moi In hank, viz: 

811"; 

tender notes t L0.00 

li". 

Redempt • with U. S. Treasurer 16 per cent "t .ion 

latlonl 25.000.00 

Cusl ers' liabilities, Letters ol credli 29.479.85 

Total 82.96S.S17.33 

LIABILITIES. 

Capita] stock paid in .$ 500.ooo.oo 

Fund 100, 

Undivided profits, taxes paid i 

.I. . i bank Dotes lutstandlng 496,600.00 

I'n. i oei nks 'o , ,7": "7 

Due to £ 74,868.26 

I oi.- to trusl companies and savings hanks 7 

I'm i.. approved reservi agents 136.85 

Dividends unpaid 1. 15s.no. 

Individual deposits Bubject to check 1.618,043.82 

'rii lertlflcates ■■: deposit 68,568 j.> 

i cl ks 12,196.86 

Cashier's Hi.-.-ks outstanding L'.".. i::_'.L':: 

states deposits 1.000.00 

29,479.85 

Total 82.96S.817.33 

Stat,. .,f California, City and County oi San FranclBCQ|ss. 

I, \v. W. .tones, cashier of the above-named hank, do solemnly swear 
thai tho above statement is true to the besi "f no' knowledge and belief. 

W. W. JONES, C 

''.or. FREDERICK F. SAYRE, I. I COWGILL, I C. BS- 

CHERN, I ilrectors. 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this nui, flay "f January, 1911. 

(Seal) II. B. DENSON, 

Notary Public in and for the City and County of San Francisco, State 
of California. 



January 1 1. 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



25 




moMmm 



IW&^^.-.XZKZ 



3 



By L. J. PlNKSON. 

When the announcement was made a week ago thai the San 
Francisco Motor Club had sanctioned the automobile show now 
scheduled to lie held at. Dreamland and Pavilion Rinks, a mild 
protest was heard among several of the automobile dealers, and 
within a day or two after the formal announcement setting Feb- 
ruary 4th as the date for the opening of the show, the opposition 
to it became more pronounced, and a meeting of the San Fran- 
cisco Motor Car Dealers' Association was called. 

The meeting was a spirited one. A show at this time, it was 
claimed, was at the wrong season, and would be no benefit to 
the trade. A motion was put and carried by the local dealers 
that they would not exhibit at the proposed show, and the follow- 
ing statement defining the reason for the dealers' action was 
given out for publication : 

"A show at this time is entirely at the wrong season of the 
year. The 1911 cars have been on the market for some time. 
Many of the dealers have sold their entire allotment. The pub- 
lic is thoroughly informed as to the new models, their merits 
and comparative advantages. The proposed show is to be held 
from February 4th to February 11th, and considering the pres- 
ent date, the time left is inadequate to properly plan and erjuip 
a show of which San Francisco could be proud. 

"It is the unanimous opinion of the motor ear dealers that a 
show retards business, adds nothing to their sales, ami entails an 
unjustifiable expense, and the lasl and not leasi reason urged 
against a show at this time is that a show In he a success in San 
Francisco should he given under the control and management 
and for the best interests of the automobile dealers themselves." 

* * * 

Notwithstanding the action of the Dealers' Association, the 
officials and the supporters of the San Francisco Motor Club 
have gone merrily on with their preparations for the expo 

which, according to schedule, is to he a double -how. one l'.i \ 1 1 - 

ion being devoted to the display of pleasure cars, while tin 

hall will he given over to the commercial vehicles. Governor 

Johnson has been invited, and has accepted the imitation to m 

upon the show committee, am! to attend on the opei 

Ed. Greenway has been given charge of Society Night, and on 
behalf of the American Red Cross Society, which lias been offered 

Bftj per cent of the gross receipts on \l he,, Februa 

.1 adge W. W . Mm tow , Westei n representat 

Red CrosB Society, has appointed James D. I'helan. James 

and W. .1. Dutton to r committee to aid in the project and make 

if a great BUCCeBB. 

The supporters of the exposition, maintain thai if New York 

ran hold two a i oobile -I mov- union the same week at il, 

of the year, and if Lot Angeles could also hold rful ex- 

hibit. San Francisco is certain]] in a position to do the sane'. 

• » • 

One of the ino-i interesting items of interest In the automobile 
world during the pas! week was the decision of the United S 
Circuil ( 'mi it of Appeals in favor of the "independcnl autoraobil' 
manufacturers." Rj the verdict, the ruling of the United States 
Circuit Court to I I infringi 

upon the Sohlcn patent is -ot aside. The higher court's nilinj 
declares thai Hie defendants neither legally nor morally owed 
anything to the patentee, holding tint the impi 
nsed by the "independents" in Hie manufacture of their respective 
cars is the equivalenl of the Selden engine, 
not an infringement of the patent. 

It will tx remembered 'he Selden patent brought a -u it I 
leet large r i m the i om 

infring i t. and thi I ourt ruled in favor i 

tie ou tn rs o thi : ! ppealed and w 

a-e. and now the Seldi n 
to the Supreme Court of the United S in effort t 

the patent, which still has 
-sion. 



While the mads in the Eastern Stat are pr 

ble lor ordinary transportal ion as a resull of pre 

irds, and while the Eastern motorist i- c mtrng bimself in 

reading over ro id books mid picking om morl t rip-' Eor i in 
ing spring ami summer months, the California automobil 
njoying numerous pleasure jaunts, ami the state is preparing 

'or the biggesl automobile road rac i February '.".M thai das 

vor been held within i's borders. The contest, the Oakland- 
anama-Pacific road racte is destined to bring together the tast- 
es! racing ears that have ever competed mam automobile exhibi- 

• Already six high-powered cars are i ing the entrants, 

and it is more than probable that as main more will he al I hi' 
starting point on the day of the big event. 

With the return of Dick Ferris, manager of the contest, from 
Los Angeles, and his establishing local headquarters at the St. 
Francis Hotel, renewed activity became manifested in the race. 
Ferris brought with him from the South the entries of the rec- 
ord-breaking Lozier, which set the American road pace at the 
recent Santa Monica race; the • Pope-Hartford, which came in 
second in the same race; the Fiat, which covered a mile of the 
course in something like the rate of ^Si miles a minute; the Ap- 
person, which will be driven by the daring pilot, Harris llau- 
-Inie. who captured the hill climb in this city last year; the Mercei 
and the Only. Ferris has been in communication with the Buick 
and Marmon factories, and from the tone of the replies, he Eeels 
certain that the famous Buick-Marquette and Marmon racing 
teams will be among the contenders in the free-for-all. The 
National Company has informed its local agent that the factory 
has sent out its racing team to the Coast, and it is understood 
that the winning Alen of Vanderbilt race fame, is to be in the 
city in time to compete. 

Parking places and stands are now being arranged for. and the 
spectators, owing to the shortened course, will sec a far re ex- 
citing race than they did at last season's Portola race. II is 
expected that fully 500.000 people will journey to see the race. 

* * * 

At last we have discovered who is responsible for the idiotic 
rule that prevents the carrying of more than four automobiles at 
one time on the Southern Pacific ferryboats. II is General Mana- 
ger E. Fi. Calvin, who has come forth with the stupid assertion 
thai it would he dangerous to carry more than four ai a time, on 
account Hi I he liii risk from 'lie gasoline. This is ridiculous. 
The modern automobile appliances are such t fi.it danger of lire 

from the motive gasoline is practically nil. It is far less than 
the danger from the ferryboat's own fuel oil. To retain such a 
silly law is simph pigheaded obstinaej In New York and other 
large Eastern i ities, the ferryboats carry all the automobiles thai 
apply i re. There is no case on record of am lire being 

caused by them. The Butomobilists of this ami neighboring 

and town- have a righl to demand that their machines hi' 
given passage as long e- 'he foot passengers arc not incommoded. 

■ is no reason er « hy m 'i - liould be kep 

ing for ho-it after boat, until their turn comes, under this four- 
machine rule. Tin inconvenience and announce resulting from 

intolerable. QeneTa] Manager Calvin -hows ignorance, and 

-e earcle-sness of (be public's rights, when he maintains 
our-machine rule. It is absurd in tie 

* * * 

The Howard Automobile Company has been unloading and 

i ddsinohiles this week at a swift pace. A 

deliveries » ibile "Limited" « ith a close-i 

fire-passenger body, to John Coffee Rays of Visalia. Hays is 

President and Chief Engineer of thi- Mount Whitney Power 
i ompany, and bis business nip; of a car o 

and endurance, • use in the hi. 8 where 

absolutely no accommodations nor facilities are at hand fm- even 

model "/.' 

1 -mobile in tin- i and i r 

was through his experience with his old niaehit r with 

aical knowledge, that influenced him 

to place bis order for another Oldsmobile, which was 

, livered by the I 

Guad Mr. Zinett: of S 

* • * 

M If. D. \l i ■ 

j 

■ran. 



26 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 11, 1911. 



The Oakland motordrome had its initial opening to the public 
Sunday, the 8th inet. Invitations had been previously sen! <m\ 
to the automobile fraternity of Oakland, San Francisco, San 
Jose and other neighboring tow ns. The resull was an attendance, 

ing this day, of nearly 5,000 people. Over 300 same in auto* 

mobili s, and as many more on their motorcyi li -. 

While ii" speed work was attempted, the Rrsl attempts 

amateur owners and drivers of auto biles proved thai the presS 

cut speedway records are bound t" be broken. The Pastes! time 
[or the da) was negotiated in a Fully-equipped Cadillac louring 
car, driven by Carl Christensen, an old time racing driver. He 

onds a mile for 8 mile-?. This speed is i 
tional when om stops to consider thai this same car on the roads 
way is nut recognized as a -; I car. 

The advance guard of the motorcycle speed drivers will be 
here in time ! >r tr -oute on Sunday. Coming up from Los Au- 
geles, this week there will be De Ressier, Balke, Seym air. i : 
Theo. Samuelson. Preamcr, Derkum and others of the uders of 
", h. p. motors. 

Entry blanl - for both il"' automobile and m itorcyelc raoes fan 
the opening meel on Januar) '.' s ili and 29th ire out, and 
a total numbei of thirteen events for each day of racing. This tfl 
in ide lip of li' e motorbike and eight automobile ivents. 



Tin- Firestone lire and Rubber Company lias gone into rim 
manufacture on a large scale in direct competition with the rim 
combine. Thi6 announcement was made al the New York Auto- 

bile Show by II. S. Piresti President of the big tire comi 

paay. Further, this company has actually completed thi 

i i> >n and equipment of the plant, and ii is now in operation, male 

ing all kinds of : mobile, tor truck and carriage tire rims. 

Mr. Firestone slated that the prices charged for rims have 
been entirely too high, aivd were utter!) unwarranted by the 
manufacturing cost. IT< added that a readjustment of 
will save the industry more than half a million dollars the com- 
ing ear. Few ; pli i il practically ten percent of the 

« heel equi nt is rims alone, and that more than two and one-* 

half million dollars are spent on rims each year. 

The impoi ice o ttis lates Firestone ve i an be under- 

st 1 from the Sgures and from the fact I 

of i be mo) >lj organized lasl spring 

lo control the rim business ,,r the country. 

i lie nei ri o plant which adjoins tin- present tire factor) baa 

I n kept a secret until Fully equipped with the latest types of 

machines for rolling, shaping, electric welding, galvanizing 
As soon a- the mammoth now tire plant now in the course of con- 
struction i- completed, most of the tire m ring will be 
moved thither, leaving the present ir additional rim 
machinery, and giving the Firestone ( on ian be greatesl capac- 
if any exclusive rim manufacturer in the country. 



San. Fra it cl iwn to the Aviai ion M< et 

in this week's rain an- hurrying to vTeinstock-Nichols & Co. to 
gel Morgan & Wright Nobby Tread Tires. Among those who 
have recent] I their cars with thesi anti-skids are E. A. 

Christensen. A. S. Lilly, Senator If. L. Douglas, of Fallon, Xcv.. 
T. -I. Crowley, 11. A. .1. Faher, Dr. Baer ami .1. I!. I". Davis. 



Mi-. W. II. Reid, assisianl manager of the Chanslor & Lyon 
Motor Supply Co. of .■"■an Francisco, is in receipl of a letter 
from Skinner Brothers of Stockton, who recently drove a Mitchell 
car from San. Francisco to Sacramento in the East time of three 
hours and Forty-five minutes, beating the Fast Mail Train's time. 
They Btated that they had absolutely no trouble whatever, ami 
attributed the success of the run to the splendid service rendered 
lo Bartford tires with which 'he ear was equipped. A record 
run of this kind ai night is a very Irvine one. ami one which i- ;i 
severe tesl on lire-, consequently the showing made by (he Hart- 
Fords is very gratifying. 




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worry, trouble and 

repair bills. 



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In sealed cans with patent spout. Barrels for garage trade. 
Sold by most dealers; if not at yours, write to the 

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461 Market St., San Francisco 



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FOR THE 

SPLITDORF equipped Reo and Mitchell Cars 

IN THE 

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Only the Beslt and Mosl Dependable Ignition 

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January It. 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



27 



Mr. ('. E. Blanehard, in a recent trip to I -n k. Count] In his 

4-.il) Kline Touring ear, negotiated some of the steepesl and al 

dangerous grades in the State. Mr. Blanehard is a claim- driver; 
and in order to make time, mad.' a shorl cut over the mountains 
where there was no mad ai all. The performance of the machine 
was far above his expectations. Cpon his arrival ai the hotel, he 
explained to the guests the route he had taken, and they con- 
sidered it to be one of the mosl wonderful feats of an automobile 
in thai part of the country. Mr. Blanehard has now traveled 
over 12,000 miles without any adjustments or repairs, and he 
has just removed a tire which has covered over 9,500 miles, and 
which he considered an exceptional record, considering the roads 
he covers. The Frank 0. Renstrom Co. expect a 4-30, 6-50 and 
6-50 touring cars of the latest models to arrive here within a 
few days. 

Interest in the big automobile shows, which are now in pro- 
gress, is so far ahead of any excitement ever created in the auto- 
mobile industry before that the big' manufacturers of motor ears 
take it to indicate a great year For selling cars. 

The Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, for instance, has 
received hundreds of letters from prospective buyers in all parts 
of the country, asking if they were correct in presuming that the 
Hudson: "30'' would be on exhibition at all the big shows. Of 
course it will be. Doubtless, other big makers have received in- 
quiries of the same character, although on account of the Hudson 
"30" being an entirely new car and the latest design of Howard 
R. Coffin, the noted engineer, it was natural that unusual inter- 
est should attach to the Hudson exhibit. 

Jack Tehan, associated with the Merchant and Bankers Oil 
Company, of Los Angeles, is a strong advocate lor Diamond tires. 
Speaking of this equipment, he recently said : "We have three 
cars equipped with Diamond tires, namely: Maxwell, Pieree- 
Arrow Baby Six, and "70" New York Simplex. The tires are 
giving excellent satisfaction. A ear that we sold a short time , 
ago, a six "40" Pierce, gave us 9,000 miles on the front tires, 
touring tread, and always ever 6,000 on the rear tires, ami we 
covered 23,000 miles on Ibis ear before it went into shop. A 
better combination never existed than a Pierce six equipped with 
Diamond tires." 

* * * 

One of the neatest and most unique compliments ever paid an 
automobile was expressed by ('. 11. Smith, of .Madison. Phi., in a 
telegram to the Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit. Mr. 
Smith wired to tell of a 328-mile run he had jusl made from 
Atlanta, Q-a., to his home in Madison over good, had ami indiffer- 
ent roads of hills and sand. "The engine kepi cool all the way," 
he said, "and ran so quietly 1 could have slipped upon a cove} 
of birds with it." "That surely is a new one." said Sales Direc- 
tor "Ned" Broadwell. "1 have often doubted if the engine in 
my ear were running: i> was so quiet, but 1 never thought of 
using the "33" tor creeping up on quail or -i d game." 

* * * 

A new record has just been set lor the run between Fresno ami 
Tulare by P. M. Cox. of the latter city, in a L9U Hudson 
ear. Mr. Cox had just taken delivery of the machine from A. C 
Wheeloek, the Pioneer Automobile Company's representative i" 
Fresno, ami driving The car fully equipped and without - 

preparation made the run of forty-five mile- in one hour and 

thirteen minutes. This trip is mad- particularly bad 

stretch of road. 



Jack P. Glazier, who is . traveling sales the Toledo 

Sales Company, covering Oregon, Nevada and California, has 
w^r t ] ins 1909 Chalmers Roadster to make hi- trip, 

has made a complete trip of his territory eight times : hag 

the Sierra Nevada Mountains i ighteen times, and goi 
000 miles of ground, ami only once has his car been in i ! : - 
B ie would not part with the machine and intends 

it at least another year over the roads of this territory. 




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any other and is the only tire backed by a similar 
amount of confidence. 

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28 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 14, 1911. 



For the third year in succession the Mitchell car has won per- 
fect score honors in the forty-eighi hour endurance and reliability 
run on the San Leandro triangle in Alameda County, California. 
A. E. Hunter, of the Osen & Hunter Auto Company. San Fran- 
cisco agents for the Mitchell ear in the annual contests which 
have been conducted under the auspices of the Oakland Automo- 
bile Dealers' Association. Only one Mitchell was nominated for 
the 1910 event, and it had no difficulty in making a perfect score. 
Last year two Mitchells, one of them a big seven-passenger car, 
made the run and each came through with perfect acore. 

In the recent run. no attempt was made to "'nun up" the roads 
in a speed test, Ralph and Cal. Skinner of Stockton, and Frani 
Sexton of San Francisco, being assigned to the driving task. 
These drivers agreed with Manager Hunter to follow a will-de- 
fined schedule, and their careful, conservative driving, combined 
with the mechanical perfection of the machine, enabled them to 
escape penalization. 

Distributors of the Hartford tire, which was the equipment the 
winning Mitchell cars had for the three successive years, werte 
loud in their praise of !!"• Mitchell, and gratified over th 
formancc under strenuous running conditions. 

* * * 

Mr. Tufts, banker of Grants Pass, Oregon, has returned home 
after an abseno oi several months Bpenl in touring California 
by automobile. Mr. Tufts purchased a in h. p. touring i ai from 
tin- Howard Automobile Company, in. which he and liis family 
visited all points of interesl in Central and Southern Cali 
together with a visit to points of [nteresl in old Mexico ; nl 

Tia Juana. On a ICOUnt of the heavy snows in the Si ski von Moun- 
tains, Mr. Tufts did not allenm! in drive home, 1ml shipped his 

car from San Franeise Grants Pass. 

* * * 

With shipments coming in more rapidly from the Fast, sales 
on the local automobile market have shown a decided increase 
during the past few weeks. Among the linns which are sharing 
in this prosperity is the Cartercar Auto Co. This concern re- 
ports -:' es just made of a twenty-five horsepower car to Dr. Gale, 
of this city, and a ear of same size to !•'. L. Douglas of Red Bluff. 



Tire Cost is Lessened 

THE KEATON VULCANIZING WORKS 
616-618 Van Ness Avenue 

issue a new 
GUARANTEE ON RETREADS 

which should interest all owners. This guarantee is pradtically 
the same as that governing new tires and is mo6t liberal in its 
terms. It will pay you to investigate this practical form of tire 
insurance. 

The Keaton Vulcanizing Works 

616-618 Van Ness Ave. 

REMEMBER THE NAME AND THE PLACE 




Thomas B. Jeffcry & Company, 117-125 Valencia Street, San Francisco 



The Winton Motor Our Companj has added another name 
to iis list of owners who combine business with pleasure. .Mr. 
Fred Pickerl took deliver) of B \\ baton Six, and after his family 
have \isiied all places of interest around the bay cities, he will 
drive down to hi- ranch at Tehachapi, which is at the lower end 
of the San Joaquin Valley. Mr. Fickerl is the father of Dia- 
I in i \i torney Charles Pickert. 

* * * 

Manager C. 0. Eichelberger, of the local Firestone Branch, 
has just received telegraphic nlvicc from New York that Fire- 
stone tiie- lea,! all others in equipment on cars at the Grand 
i antral Palace Show. Also that there were more Piri 
Quick-detachable Demountable rims than all others combined. 



The Most 

Widely 

Copied 

Car 

in 

America 




THE 
HUDSON 



1911 HUDSON ROADSTER— $1000 f. o. b. FACTORY 



The automobile industry has developed many engineers who have designed good, staunch re- 
liable cars. Few, however, combine with their skill as engineers an artistic taste that enables 

them to design cars of grace and style. 



the 1 Cud son Is the most widely copied cai In er- 
ica. There 8 ] mechanically, selling at aboul 

i tidson. There i.-- no other car the 
tin mechanical excellence rod artistic class of the Hudson. Its 
md beauty of flnlsh mak< i -t" ;ii. 

That's the big reason why Hudson ears are so popular. 
Ther ■ ctJon In ■••■■■ nlng sui h i car. T) ere 

in in knowing that your car will meet every road condition. 
That si has ample power to climb every hill— Is alwa n ady to go 
smoothly quletlj perfectly, without Jar— without vibration. 

You make no sacrifice in quality when yov choose a Hudson, for 
ii has all Hi' mechanical feature* of strength, power and simplicity 
of operation and accessibility that less beautiful cars poss- aflfl 
all tne easy riding qualities of much -more costly cars. 

When class costs no more, it is best to take it. 

IMMEDIATE 



The Hudson is Immensely popular because of its beauty and 
m< chanl ■ Hence, That is why It holds Its place In the garage 

«>f tin- iMilii-.FNui. . ' ;■ h i-i. ■. n ii in ■ •-.. and $10,000 foi 

car. in its first year, 4200 were sold, and the demand grows. Those 
who know automobile valw appi late the worth of this excel- 
lent, stunning car to be bad In i five-passenger touring type for 
$1150— in a Roadster for $1,000. 

in Purchasing; Agent "i a large Chicago corporation bought a 
Hudson to be used bj the i "mpany's Inspectors. The president pro- 
tested at the apparent extravagance In buying a car of such • 
lent class and style. Any car thai would run was alt he wanted. 
Bui the Pun basing Vgent said be couldn't help its good looks. He 
selected Lhe Hudson because of Its mechanical excellence, and was 
not Influenced bv its appearance. This corporation has since bought 
six- additional Hudson cars, aii are used for tin- same purpose, 

They were I ght In spite of their good looks. 

DELIVERY 



Pioneer Automobile Company 

281 TWELFTH STREET, OAKLAND, CAL. 

Branches— SAN FRANCISCO AND FRESNO 



JvNKVIiV I I. 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



29 



Ii was to secure fad the American method for the 

manufacture of a large quantity of small automobiles that Carl 
Neumaier, general manager of the Benz Auto Company of Man- 
hoiiii, Germany, George Diehl, the chief engineer of the com- 
pany, and Fritz Wunnal!, his assistant, recently spent a week in 
Detroit. 

"The Ford plant is the most remarkable in the world. It is 
the very best in equipment and method," said Mr. Neumaier. "We 

have wondered how it was that an American company could turn 
out so many cars as the Ford does, and whether the methods by 
which they do it could be applied to our manufacture. They have 
a wonderful plant. We are looking into the advisability of build- 
ing a small car, but we have not decided yet. We don't make our 
decisions quickly, and we do not go into a thing and then drop it. 
After we have considered the matter thoroughly, we will decide 
what is to be done with it." 

George Diehl is the engineer who designed and built the 200 
horse-power Benz with which Barney Olcltield broke the world's 
record. He has now completed a new car which is capable of an 
additional 10 miles an hour, making a possible speed of 150 
miles in sixty minutes. 

* * * 

The Winton Company announces that the fourth annual con- 
test for Winton "Six'' chauffeurs, which begins April 1st, will 
this year have a prize list of $3,500. In previous years the total 
awards were $2500. These prizes will be awarded to those chauf- 
feurs who make the best service records with Winton "Six" ears, 
distance and repair expense to determine the winners. First 
prize will be $1000; second, $500; third, $8.50; fourth, $150; 
tilth to twentieth inclusive, $100 each. 

Awards will be made by a committee of judges not connected 
with the Winton Company. The 1911 prizes will make a total 
of $11,000 cash that the Winton Company has distributed to 
chaull'eurs. The 1910 contest hail 74 competitors, whose cars 
traveled more than 10,000 miles each. The total distance for 
these 74 cars was 801,231.7 miles, and the total repair expense 
$1089.16. This makes the average repair expense for all cars 
$1.30 per 1,000 miles. 

* * * 

Starting on the spark is a great convenience, 1ml is not re- 
liable. The effects of the abnormal strain on the crankshaft by 
the explosion of the gas in the cylinders is bad, and in time this 
shock, for such it is, will break the shaft. When the gas is ex- 
ploded, the whole mechanism is dead si ill. Ti -i man 
cannot begini to jerk the crank around with anything like the 
-feed given by the exploding gas. 

In the Winton system, con air stalls the engine turn- 

ing over, and the spark occurs alter the - I -tarts mov- 

ing. This air pressure will turn the motor over (reeks after the 

motor has been idle. Main Winton owners are installing 

for lighting the gas tamps from the seal, and il is getting 

saying with Winton drivers thai "all I have to do it o gel be- 
hind the wheel and do ev< rything the ideal way." 

* « * 

That ni ii. h has 1 n :n ompl ahi d tov an e tire prob- 

lem for commercial trucks is indicated by the i tetter 

just ii of the Diamond Rubbei 

|ian\ from the Brunsii tg w holi tpanj ol I 

b 

"Your side wire li'e-. 32x8, which we are rising OB OOI 

have given i I i service. The car has gone upwards ol 

15,000 miles, and thej !TJ in constant - i aboul 
■ ve ir and three months, They have given satisfai lion in 

particular." 

* * * 

The I la. ni Sales Company report a de ided 

v following the holidays, promising the opening of an un- 
usually prosper- - rade. Among the mi 

es cars are a five-passenger touring cai to Mrs. Florei 
pinger and a ro ng K. Trevia. 



r 



86 °/o 

Of The Cars 

And Motorcycles At The 

Olympia Show, London 

Used Bosch Magnetos 

The Bosch has a world wide 
reputation for ignition efficiency. 
Let our experts install a Bosch 
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357 Van Ness Avenue 



San Francisco 



The LOZIER 

Has Already Won This Season 

FIVE REMARKABLE VICTORIES 

THEY ARE 

The Elgin National Road Race 

The Fairmount 600 Cubic Inches Class Event 

The Atlanta Grand Prize Road Race 

250 miles at 72.23 miles per hour 

The Santa Monica Stock Car Event 

151 miles at 78.29 miles per hour 

The Santa Monica Free For All 

202 miles at 71.72 miles per hour 
The last two races were won on the same day by the same car. 

The first two victories were won by Mulford, 
the third by Horan and the last two by Tetzloff. 
All three drivers came Into prominence this 
season for the first time. 

EVERY VICTORIOUS LOZIER WAS A STOCK CAR 
We Have Their EXACT Duplicates 

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724 Golden Gate Avenue 

OAKLAND 



BRANCHES AT 
and 



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30 



San Francisco News Letter 



.1 \ -CHARY II. 1911. 



A Buick car, which has perhaps done as heroii- service as any 
car in the Northwest is tin.' two-cylinder, five-passenger car owned 
by Ansuii Potter of Eugene, Oregon. Mr. Potter lias driven his 
car i»n the stage line between Eugene ami Walterville, and al- 
though the car has hut five-passenger capacity, lie has often car- 
ried as many as eight grown persons al a trip. His total mileaffl 
lo date is 42,000 miles, and the car is still in, successful operation. 

It is asserted and pretty generally admitted in circles qualified 

to pass mi judg nt upon the claim that the new Buick models 

are sure i<> create i sensation in the automobile world. The first 
glimpse nt them in public was ai the Los Angeles show < Ihristmaa 
week, and it is a foregone conclusion that they will loom up laryc 
and invitingly as one of the must conspicuous features nt the au- 
tomobile world during the coming season. There are eight of 
the new Buick models, and every one has its distinctive claim to 
recognition and favorable consideration. The real Buick "pride 
and joy," however, is the model No. 39, of the touring type, with 
fore-doors, the style, speed, durability and all the equipment I b.a.1 
goes to make up an ideal motor driven passenger vehii le, and ii 
carries five persons with ease, comfort and grace. 

* * * 

•■One of the most interesting things concerning automobiles, 
which has recently developed, is the publication of a large num- 
ber of letters from users." said .1. W. Leavitl in a recent conver- 
sation, "giving their reason- for .-circling the particular type od 

car which they purchased. These results were received in reply 
to a circular, which was sent out by a trade paper, asking for the 
opinion of automobile users as to the value of reliability trials, 

endurance contests and such public competitions. Everj oi' 

these letters was extremely interesting, and the collection brought 
out the fact that the average purchaser nmsi lie sorely puzzled in 
these days ;is I,, just what ear is most suitable Jot hi- purpose. 
"The general opinion seemed to he that the performance of 
cars in public trials had very little weight with the prospective 
purchaser: many had been greatly assisted by the advertising 
of sialic of the automobile firms, ami by demonstrations given 
n agents, lint the disinterested advice of personal friend-, who 
had had much experience with automobiles, was bj far the beaJ 
guide to the largesl number." 

* * * 

One of the most thoroughly enjoyable theatre parties of the 

mid-winter season wa s given ai the Orpheu i tl vehing of 

January 5th by the leading representatives of the i mobile, 

tire and automobile sundries trades, who proved themselves to 
lie. most ■jolly comrades and excellent entertainers. Ii was entirely 
a stag affair, and the fine show was enjoyed to the utmosl bj ovel 
one hundred and fifty members of the trades named, who at- 
tended in a body. After the close of the performance, more jol- 
lity reigned, the party spinning out to il :ean beach for sup- 

per. From midnight to 3 a. m. ijo- boulevard was illuminated 
by lights of many big machines, and there was seemingly not a 
single dull moment from early evening to early morning. So 
successful was the affair that it has hem dei ided to make it an 
annual even! in future in automobile trade circles. 

* * * 

If. B. Ilighy is among the mosl recenil purchasers of 1911 

Haynes cars, the machine ordered being a fore-d ■ suburban* 

Mr. Ilighv. w I un- a Haynes of i'i]u i |,-| . again investi- 
gated the inarko! thoroughly before placing his las! order, and -le- 
clares himself satisfied thai no ear has features promising mora 

than tlie i iie now owns ami the one of which he is awaiting 

delivery. 

* * * 

M. J. Levy, one of the besl known of [oca] motorists, leaves 
on the lsth for Honolulu with iiiteni of louring the Hawaiian 
Islands in a motor car. Mr. Levy has just purchased a 7-passengej 
10 horse-power Studebaker Garford for this purpose, and has 
hail Wemstoek-N iehels eqnip the machine with Morgan 8 
Wright Nobby Tread tires. 



Tips to Automobilists 

The News Letter recommends the following garages, hotels and supply 
houses. Tourists will do well to cut this list out and keep It as a guide: 

SAN MATEO. — Brown's Garage, 350 B street Phone IVhiteo 57. 
C. J. Brown, Prop. Open day and night Expert automobile repairing, 
supplies, battery charging, high-grade gasoline and oils. 

NORTH OF BELMONT.— Cypress -Lodge. First-class mixed drinks. 
Bring your lunch baskets and enjoy our little forest. Special attention to 
motor parties. CHAfe*. P. MOWKE. Prop. 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY. 
SAN JOSE. — Stop ut LETCHER'S New Garage for llrst-class service. 
We eater to the touring public. Attractive parlors for ladies in connec- 
tion. "Mission Front" garage next to corner of First and St. .lames Sts. 

SAN JOSE.— WALLACE BROS.' GARAGE, Market and St. James 
.street. 20,000 square feet of floor space. Special accommodations for 
ladies. Repairing, sundries, renting. Fire proof garage. Day and night 
service. Rambler, Oakland and Hupmoblle agencies. (See under Stockton, > 

LOS GATOS. — Gem City Garage. Main St.. near Lyndon Hotel. Machine 
and Gas Engine work a specialty. Auto supplies. E. W. Preston, W. H. 
Main, Proprietors. Telephone Main 821. 

GILROY. — Central Hotel, A. C. Richardson, Prop. Headquarters for au- 
tomobilists. Bar in connection. Newly furnished throughout. Telephone 
Main 861. 

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY. 
STOCKTON.— WALLACE Bros.' GARAGE. 30 S. Sutter Street. Most 
convenient location. Best of service. Large si ock sundries. Rambler, 
Oakland and Hupmoblle agencies. Phone Main 287. (See San Jose.) 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY. 

PASADENA. — Don Lee, Cadillac Garage, 17.000 square feet of fl ■ 

apaci centrally located, ir>i E. Union St.. absolutely fireproof, Steel 
lockers for Lap-robes and tools, etc, Service ;it all hours, dav or night. 
Write for descriptive booklet L. G. FATEE, Manager, 



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The Only Fire Proof Electric Garage in San Francisco 
162S Pacific Avenue Phone Franklin 1510 

BRANCH OF 

GUARANTEE BATTERY CO. 



630 VAN NESS AVENUE 



Phone Franklin 2772 



Vulcanizing 



PEART & ELKINGTON 

Phona Market 6370. 
42 Van Neu Avanua. Itn Francisco, Cat. 



MONOGRAM 



" The Oil of Quality' 

for your 
Automobile 



Leo Gillig 

REPAIRING 
FIRST CLASS WORK 
Fireproof Building 



Aulo Tops, Upholstering, Seal Covers, Etc. 
Automobile Painting, Varnishing, Black- 
smithing, Woodworking and Body Making 
IN ALL. ITS BRANCHES 

REASONABLE RATES 
3313 GROVE STREET near Franklin St. San Francisco 

Phones: Park 1323 Home S 2328 



AUTOMOBILES AND TOURISTS' BAGGAGE 

INSURED AGAINST 

Fire, Theft, and Transportation 

While anywhere in United States, Canada, and Europe 

AETNA INSURANCE CO. OF HARTFORD 

PACIFIC BRANCH— 514 California Street, San Francisco 



Champion Wind Shield Manufacturing Company 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 

=£i=L^ GLASS FRONTS FOR AUTOMOBILES 

QUALITY STRENGTH SIMPLICITY 

Absolutely Guaranteed 



January 1 i. 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



31 




'I'll E Ri sso-Gehm \ N 
I! VPPHOCIIKMENT. 



'I'lii' announcement! of the German 
Chancellor, Von Bethmann Holweg, 
thai a Russo-German rapproche- 
nii'iil I',;kI been consummated, had 
the effect of astonishing European and Oriental diplomatists, for 
iiniil the German Chancellor's announcement, ii was well sup- 
posed thai ilir relations between Berlin .-mil St. Petersburg had 
been strained because of German troops being quartered near the 
Russian frontier during the Servian trouble in release an Aus- 
trian aniiv corps that it might participate in tin.' occupation of 
Servia and the invasion of the Balkan region. A signed and 
sealed rapproi hemeril agreement between Russia ami Germany, 
therefore, was bound to cause surprise, the more so because it is 
now made clear thai Great Britain, France ami Austria gave 
their acquiescence before the agreement was ratified by the Czar 
ami the Kaiser. The" consequences (hat may be expected to fol- 
low have been forecasted by the German Chancellor, ami they 
fully explain the cause of (lie willingness of Great Britain., France 
and Austria that such an agreemen! should lie entered into be- 
tween Russia ami Germany. According to the understanding of 
the meaning of the rapprochement in Paris, London ami Vienna, 
il is going to exert a world-wide influence for international peace 
and possibly for a general reduction of armaments. The rap- 
prochement does art in any way disturb or jeopardize the exist- 
ing friendly relations between Prance and England and Russia, 
Imt il does bind Russiaae.il Germany to decline I" join any com- 
bination of powers which mighi in- directed aggressively against 
the other. The compact also provides for the protection of the 
integrity of the Balkan States, Turkey ami Greece. Necess irily. 
Germany is pledged to renounce any plans she may have had to 
cross the Balkans hi conjunction with Austria-Hungary to ex- 
tend Germanic influence and territorial acquisition in the direc- 
tion of Hie Mediterranean. Bui the chief result of the agreemen! 
will lie the elimination of the Near Easi as a storm center, Eor 
with Russia. Germany, Austria, Qreal Britain ami Prance under 
bonds lo co-operate againsl an j nation or combination of powers 
to disturb the political slaius quo of Southe n Europe, peace i- 

assured. 

w 1 1 . 1 1 i meanl by "there shall be no disagreement" between 
lie powers in interest on the question of the Oriental pi 
German] or Russia, has in plained by Chancellor von 

Bethmann-Holweg, bnl il is taken ti era to the 

gigantic efforts o o become a gi .ml political 

power when Hie "yellow peril" ma peril" indeed, and 

to which possibility both Russia ami Germany are not closing 
their ens. ami heme "Oriental policies" of either or any nation 

thai has in mind or what the Kaiser ami ( 

1 cm the inimitable, 'lids view is justified by that clans,' 

in the rapprochemenl wh I to participate with 

Germanv in He wort o Bagdad Railway to a 

point on i':. trunk 

I "'"in Urn Bo with lateral lines 

reaching northwai rd m \-i i Minor ami CO 

ing roads with thi in P 

highways. As a jdad trunk 

line, wil naive and far-reaching lateral 'yellow 

peril" would lose much of its terror, the m 

to atlenip! to would ilnd hospitable gra 

over Vsia Mil im the Boephot us to Bagdad and ml. It 

may he said, therefore thai the Rnsso-German rapprochement. 

having the mean- 

thai the V Easi 5 
and thai the Oriental 
to he i" imised and threatened I hina's 



John Redmond, 

fri«K ' member 



DtviNi RlOHT or tut 



that ever fai oil the natii n, especially the Irish people. S ,■ of 

■ fruits of the Liberal victory arc an amended constitution, 

• hich, it ncn lie said, will democratize the fundi ntal of the 

Government. The withdrawal of the hitherto admission of the 
divine, ami consequently the hereditary, righl of the nobilitj to 

supervise ami sel aside legislative enactments of the < lot 

the complete abolition of Hi- veto power of the House ol Lords; 
tariff reform; home rule for Ireland; the coronation oath so 
"mended that il will no longer he an insult to the King's Catholic 
subjects : a much louder and a more distinct public voice upon all 

present and possible legislative and public policies, and the equiv- 
alent of procedure by referendum, are sonic of the good things se- 
cured to the people at the recent elections. Only the hereditary 
rights of succession of the royal family remains, including the 
throne's prerogatives. 



The German Government has or- 
Of General Interest. dered the police to close the largest 
iron works in Alsace-Lorraine em- 
ploying 30,000 men, and banish the proprietors for expressing 
political sentiments that imply loo much love for France and too 
much hatred of everything German. 

Evidently the attack upon the life of King Alfonso was care- 
fully timed to permit htm to get indoors before the bomb was 
exploded in the street. 

Now that the Russo-German rapprochement guarantees the 
integrity of Turkey and the Balkan Slates, the Sultan expresses 
the desire to have street cars, electric lights, sewers and other 
modern improvements installed in all the principal towns and 
cities of the empire. 

The Emperor of China is gradually yielding to the public 
clamor for the beginning of Parliamentary and constitutional 
rule to be set at a much earlier date than the one announced in 
the ukase granting the concessions. 

From sheer necessity. Hie Washington Government has taken 
bold of Honduras io put a -lop to the present reign of anarchy. 

Although the coronation of King George is several months off, 
there is a crushing demand for places of vantage, and camp 
chairs arc being sold by thousands. If is intended thai the parade 
and coronation shall he the moal imposing spectacle in the his- 
tory of fbe kingdom. 



Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permcnently located at Post and Powell 
streets; also at Fairmont Hotel. 



LA QUESTA 

One of the finest red wines in the world. 
Served at first-class hotels, cafes, clubs, etc. 

sold BY 
St. Francis Hotel Wine Store Geary Street 

L. D. McLean Co., 1154 Sutter Street 

McCaw Bros. 401 Devisadero Street 

L. M. Walter Devisadero & California Streets 

Julius Berensen 762 Devisadero Street 

J. Witt 1926 Broderick Street 

I Polk and Clay Streets 

500 Hayes Street 
Sacramento and Market Sts. 

Produced by E. H. RIXFORD, Kohl Building. 




Help Your 
Eyes 




Um MAYERLE-S GERMAN EYEWATER the treate** Fje Took m the World- 
for Children or Adults, it reliable Dnrccist*. 50 Cent* By mail from any druggist 
65 Ceots. 

When your Eyeglasses or Spectacles Blur or Tire ibe Eyes Wipe Them 
With Maverle s Antiseptic Eye-Glass Cleaner. This is a chemical cloth for 
polishing Lenses. Opera. FieJJ and Marine Glasses or Fine Jewelry. Regu- 
lar sire 6x- hartim It removes all stains and blemishes immediately without 
scratching. 3 for 25 Ceats. 

GEORGE MAYERLE. GERMAN OPTICAL INSTTTi 9W Market Street 

aMished Eighteen Y» VRANUSCO. CAL. 

ALWAYS LOOK FOR THE NAME MAYERLE 



32 



San Francisco News Letter 



January II. 1911. 




Congress seems to be singularly in- 
V Square Deal active in the matter of giving to the 

ts Demanded. American! merchant marine not 

alone the downright encouragemenj 
hut the simple square deal that is so urgently demanded. Natu- 
rally, with a well founded lobby maintained by the foreign shim 

ping trust iu Washington, sc ■ obstacles maj be thrown 

i' immediate action, the same obstacles, perhaps, that have 
confronted other steps bag our merchanj 

marine, hut with the activities of this lobby well advertised, there 
ran he but one eding its il Buence. Thi 

the American people are being practically despoile I ol $300,000, 7 
000 annually, in thi Bhapc of Ereighl charges paid lo foreignerSj 
besides the hiss of business to Siinerican builders and tneri 
and beside-, the trade losl by the manipulations ol 
shipping trust. 

ain I. \. Hibberd, of the Pacific ~ me] ip ' '■""- 
pany, one of the representative shipping men of thi I 

-. has uttered many vital truths regarding the position of 
our moribund, merchant marine, and not the least of them was 
his statement before the Commonwealth Club regarding the loss 
of trade with Australasia following the withdrawal oi 
ers of the Oceanic Steamship Company from that trade. Captain 
Hibberd said: 

''When the Oceanic Steamship Company \i 5 opera nj 
San Francisco and Australia, we had a trade-with that countrjj 
which amounted to $10,ri00.nno a year, but with the laying up 
of the ships because they could not afford to run without some 
governmental assistance in competition with ships which were 
getting assistance from their home Governments, and in addition 
were only paving from one-ha!f to one-third as much in wages 
as the Oceanic steamers were paying for a similar service, the 
trade has drifted awav. until it has now almost entirely disap- 
peared. And this has been the experience of all countries." 

This is only one of numberless instances of what this country 
is losing by reason of Congressional neglect of our merchant 
marine, but most shameful of all is the fact that the Navy De- 
partment must resort to foreign ships to convey its coal 
coaling stations. Where would we be in time of war? 



Combination of 
Ranking Coni 



The combination of the ( 
Trust Company and the Anglo-Cali- 
fornia Trust Company 
portant development in the 
financial world. "Roth of these institutions have long enjoyed a 
high reputation for stability and prosperity, and the merging of 
their interests eiiaran eei en gn ter future- For 
The combined resources of these banks exceed $10,000,000, and 
the president of the new firm will be Mortimer Fleishhacker. The 
united banks will be operated under tin' rami i Vnirln- 

California Trust Company, which will continue business at the 
former Central Trust Company's building a I Sue | 'Mar- 

ket streets, although the Mission, and Sixteenth offices of the 
Anglo-California will be maintained. The consolid 
will be in affiliation with the Anglo and London-Paris ' >nal 
Bank. 



Mysterj se ma vet to surround (he 
Consolidated ated Oil Fields, 

Oil Fields. limited," which has been con 

ably exploited of late in England. 
In answer to a letter of inquiry sent by the News Letter to State 
Mineralogist L. E. Anbury, the latter said : 

"From the evidence seen on the surface, and from inquiry, 
nothing could he learned of a gusher having been broughl 
the company'- holdings. T bad a talk with Mr. Frank. I 
eral manager of the company, and asked him regarding the 
gusher story. Tl< ; t absolutely, and said there weri no 

grounds fur -u, : -. .,- , i i- n Lton- 

om Washington, and which wen d you by 'Bubber 

and Oil.' I gave Mr. Frank to understand that we proposed to 



go to the bottom of this matter, and to fix the blame for -ending 
out these wild statements. He could not understand who bad 
given this matter out. as he said there was no foundation for 
such reports. 

"I suppose ibis letter will he sufficient a! this time for a c - 

lenial that any pusher has been brought in fas reported 
in a telegram sent to Louden i. or thai any oil whatever is being 
produced by this company at the present lime. 

■'As soon a- opportunity offers, this case will he Eollowed up." 



News caon i he 
Simi Oil Fii lor 



Encouraging reports are coming in 
from the Simi oil fields. The Union 

is preparing lo drill on the Friar 
tract' a few miles east of the Sea rah 
200-barrel well, to tesi 'bat pari of the district. A lease has 
recently been secured by Los Lng lies oil men on the Rankle 
property in the hills south of the Simi Valley. The Pittsburg 

lany has recently erected a couple of outfits in 
r, and il is stated will put down some 
wells as soon as possible. 

The second well of the Scarab company is down nearly 800 

feet, and will lie completed within a few months if the plans id' 

impany are carried out II is understood thai there will also 

he some drilling during the coming year in the foothills near 

M 'park. A report on thai part oi thi country has shown good 

signs of oi! at a i liem depth. The railroad is near al hand. 

and produi bag properties would find shipping conditions and 
conditions Table. 



STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE 

BANK OF ITALY 

Member Associated Savings Banks of San Francisco and The San Fran- 
cisco Clearing House Association. 

DECEMBER 31, 1910 

ASSETS. 

First n ns "ii real estate $2, 

furniture, fixtures and deposit vaults. . 



Bonds 

loans (collateral and personal) 
Customers' liabilities [letters of credit) 

Inter- - 

i Ither assets 

ollatcral and personal). . 

H 



. . 811'., 77: o; 



137.499 1 I 
628,494.98 

18.83fl.3G 
1" v.-is.lli 



2,383,609 B8 

J6.530.861. 17 
LIABILITIES. 
fully paid Jl.ooo.ooo.oo 

Surplus and undivided profits ir.iuiitii.uii 

Dividends unpaid 22,820.00 

of credit 18,890.36 

Deposits 5,318.151.11 



16.689,861.47 

Cl "Ulty ef San Trail 

a P. Glanninl and v pedrln eparately duly sworn, each 

for himself, says: That said \. r. Gl tl president and thai said 
a. Pedrlnl is cashier <>f the Bank of ftaij i potation above men- 
thai every statement contained therein is true of our own 
knowledge and belief. 

A. 1'. Ql INNINT. 
A. fi'.i ■iii.vr 

Subscribed I sworn to before me the- Sist day of December, 1310. 

THOMAS S. BTJRNES, Notary Public. 

THE STORY OF OUR GROWTH 

AS SHOWN BY A COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF OUR ASSETS 

Vtt.4M.4f 

$1,021,290.80 

»l, 899. 947.28 

S2, 221, 347. 35 

$2,574,004.90 

$3,81?,217.79 

-$6,539,861.47 



DocomLrr 31, 1004 ...... 

December ji. 1905 - 

December 31. 1906 

December 31, 1907 
December 31, 1908 
December 31, 1909 

December 31, 1910 

CONSERVATIVE MANAGEMENT \NI> CAREFUL SUPERVISION on 

the part of its Officers are the t'iet.,rs whiel have e,intrlhuled to the 
growth of tins bank ABSOLUTELY NOXK OF ITS FUNDS ARE IN- 
VESTED IN ANYTHING OF A SPECULATIVE NATURE. 
OFFICERS. 

I. Scatena President .v. J. Ferroggfaro. . . .Ass't Cashier 

A. P. Glanninl Vice-President Chas. W. Knox Ass't Cashier 

v it Glanninl Vice-President E. Avenall Ass't Cashier 

C.e,, F. T.von Vice-President F. Kronenbers, Jr. .. .Ass't Cashier 

rinl Cashier C. W. Pell Ass't l 

w. W. DouglaB. Manager Markel St, Branch. 

Savings Deposits Made on or Before January 10th will earn Interest from 

January 1. 

Head Office— S. E. Corner Montgomery and Clay Streets 

Market Street Branch — Junction Market, Turk and Mason Streets. 
West Branch — 1221 Polk Street, corner Fern Avenue. 

THE BRANCH at lie lunctl I Market. Turk and Mas,,,, streets 

OPENS SATURDAY AFTERNOONS from I o'clock to B o'clock for the 
..I' sal lne;s deposits 
SAFE DEPOSIT and STORAGE VAULTS. Up-to-date in overy RE- 
SPECT AND ABSOLUTELY FIR] ■ EARTHQUAKE I 

from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m.; Saturdays until 8 p. in. 



January 14, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



33 



Reports from Whittier state thai the 
Olinda Oil Field Notes. Grahara-Loftue Oil Company is run- 
ning three strings of tools in the 
Olinda field, Nos. 38, 39 and H. No. 38 has reached a depth of 

about •?■.';.") fcot, with SVj inch easing. No. 39 is down about 
19f)0 foot, in sandy shale, with SV, inch casing. \". II is down 
2051 feet, with 6*4 inch casing, in the sand. Imt at the present 
time operations are confined to drilling up a pump which was 
lost in the hole. Tn the Brea canyon field this company is drill- 
ing two wells, No. 40 being down 778 1'eet in blue shale, with 
15% inch casing. No. 42 is down 1050 feet fan shale, with 1'." \ 
inch casing. The Canadian Pacific Oil Company, Whittier field, 
is drilling Nos. 10 and 11 on the Warner lease. The former is 
making good time. No. 11 is down about 1100 feet, with 1"? V-j 
inich casing. The Central Oil Company, Whittier field, is test- 
ing Nos. 12 and 34, both of which were put on the pump a Jew 
days ago. No. 12 is a deep well, having been finished at about 
3,000 feet, and No. U struck heavy oil at about 1200 Eeet. This 
is lower gravity than that found deeper, but it is thought this 
well will make a paying producer at the present depth, and for 
that reason it is being tested to see what it will do. 



According to the latest bulletin of the California Develop- 
ment Board, results of the year from orchard, farm and garden 
have been good, and market returns very satisfactory. Acreage 
is being largely extended of apple, fig, walnut and orange trees, 
etc., in adaptable localities; 500,000 of the latter in one county 
alone, Kern, whose opportunities have not heretofore been fully 
recognized. Vineyard acreage is also being enlarged, especially 
for raisins and late table grapes. Acreage of cereals and alfalfa 
is being increased. Shipments of citrus fruits from Northern 
and Central California have passed their maximum, and those 
from Southern California are large and active. Shipments of 
celery, cauliflower a'rnd other winter vegetables continue actively. 
Dairy ami poultry industries arc expanding and the numbers of 
live stock are increasing. Many new mining developments are 

taking place. Oil industry is somewhal unsettled on a ut of 

department rulings, hut new developments are going on. V ,ii 

gas is being piped In San .loaipiin Valley towns. 



It is staled on good authority thai the Astolia district, 

near Randshnrg, is second in L910 in the production of hi 
in the United States. Boulder County, Colorado, leads, The 
total production was 1824 tons, valued ai $832,992. The Astolia 
field is much smaller than the Boulder field and highei 

yield proportionate lo the ana. The price per unit (one per cen( 
of a ton in tungsten tri-Oxide) was $6.50 to $8.60. 



Fastidious people are as anxious to have well-fitting un- 
derwear as well-fitting shirts. Such people patronize places 
like the Deimel Linen Meah underwear establishment, 176 Sui- 
ter -heel, where the best of underwear is provided. The Deimel 
underwear is no' only com f< in, bul 

sanitary as well. It is made of the finest material, durable, well- 

kndtted and suited to the proper ventilation of the pores of the 
body. Dr. Deimel i- r isurements and make- 

ups as the ni'si punctilious tailor, and his products alwa 

may have their mea-ur. in 

tained at the establishment, so that they may order new goods 
whenever they see tit. and wherever the] mi- 



The Citizens' Alliance of San Pram 

686-688-630 Merchants' Exchange, where all business is trans- 

I'lii l-'n i 1 1 1! Bureau of tie 

No. 700 Broadway. All classes of male help. \ 
plover or emplo 



Wtdding Present*. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets; also at Fairmont Hotel. 



BISHOP & ELY 

630 Security Building Los Angeles. Cal 



SCIENTIFIC TREE 
SURGERY 



Expert Tree Work by Trained Men 
CALIFORNIA OAKS A SPECIALTY 



REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE 

Anglo & London Paris 
National Bank 

OF SAN FRANCISCO 

At the Close of Business January 7, 1911. 

RESOURCES 

Loans and Discounts ^iii.:i.s:i 

i '. S. Bonds to secure circulation AT PAR 2,450 

li. S. Bonds on hand 75 

' (ther Bonds 2,173, 

< )ther Assets 350 

Customers' Liability on Letters of Credit 1.785 

Cash and Sight Exchange 10,821 



767.10 
000.00 
375.00 
S74.1S 
UHI.1 I 
,628.36 
505.75 



$:! 1.640,340.83 



LIABILITIES. 

Capital Stock ?4. 000, 000. 00 

Surplus and Undivided Profits 1,593,419.9] 

Circulation 2, 150,000.00 

Letters of Credit, Domestic and Foreign 1,785,628.36 

Deposits 24,817,292.56 



$34,646,340.83 



OFFICERS. 
SIG. GREENEBAUM, President. 



H. FLEISHHACKER, Vice-Presi- 
dent and Manager. 
J. FRIEDLANDER, Vice-Pres. 
C. F. HUNT. Vice-President. 
R. ALTSCHUL, Cashier. 



A. HOCHSTEIN, Ass't Cashier. 
C. R. PARKER, Ass't. Cashier. 
WM. H. HIGH, Ass't. Cashier. 
H. CHOYNSKI, Ass't. Cashier. 
G. R. BURDICK, Ass't. Cashier. 



A. L. LANGERMAN, Secretary. 



DIRECTORS 



RAPHAEL WEILL 

I. N. SELIGMAN 

M. MEYERFELD, JR. 

N. OHLANDT 

M. FLEISHHACKER 

R. D. ROBBINS 

SIG. GREENEBAUM 

A. W. FOSTER 

HERBERT FLEISHHACKER 



J. C. McKINSTRY 

ALBERT MEYER 

SIG. STERN 

J. J. MACK 

JESSE W. LILIENTHAL 

WILLIAM FRIES 

GEO. A. NEWHALL 

I. STEINHART 

G. X. WENDLING 



Private Wire-New York, Chicago 



Wetlern Union Code 



J. C. WILSON 



New York Stock Exchanre 

Chicaro Boird of Tnde 

The Slock tnd Bond Exchange, S. F. 



Main Office 

MILLS BUILDING 

San Francisco 

Correspondents 
HARRIS. WINTHROP A i Q 
New York. Chicaro. London and Paris 



Branch Offices 

PALACE HOTEL ■ 
(Main Corridor) San Francisco 
HOTEL ALEXANDRIA 
Los Angeles. Cal. 



E. F. HUTTON & CO. 

490 California Street 

Telephone Douglas 2487 

and ST. FRANCIS HOTEL 

Telephone Douglas 3982 

Members New York Stock Exchange, Pioneer House. 
Private Wire to Chicago and New York. 

R. E. MULCAHV, Manager 



Branch Office 



San Mateo. Cal 



January Reinvestment 

We will submit offerinsrs of specially 
selected issues at attractive prices and 
furnish information regarding any 
particular security upon request. 
Established 1858 

SUTRO & CO. In emment Brokers 

412 Montgomery Street San Francisco 



34 




San Francisco News Letter 



■ I AXU.MiY 1L 1U11. 



VESTERDA )'. 



My 



soul is fain to drink of joy : 

Thy cup is full of tears. 
Ah. take ii from me, nor destroy 

The dream of future years 1 
Thy face is fair, bui grief i- then — 

And grief but wastes anid sears. 

\\ r o two have heen companioned long : 

Now straightway lei us pari ! 
Another and a dearer song, 

By some mysterious art, 
I (raws v< img, sweel breath while thy lips of dea 

Yd n hispi !' y heart. 

Ah. joy is a timid thing, 

And easily 'tis slain ; 
\ ender firstling of the spring, 

It shrinks ai touch of pain : 
Then haste away, dread Yesterday! 

Xov bitter come again ! 

So quickly? But who goes with thee, 

Unrecognized before? 
Arc hopi . alas ' and memory 

Thus joined Forever more? 
Then must thou slay. Yesterday! 

Lesl joy, too, quit my door. 

— Florence Earle Coates in Harper's Magazine 



LOVE'S RITUAL. 

Breathe me the ancient words when 1 shall rind 
Your spirit, mine; if, seeking you. Life wins 

New wonder, with old splendor let us hind 

Our hearts when Love's.high sacrament begins. 

Exalt my soul with pomp ami p.i^"'antry. 
Sing ■ he eti i an] songs all lovers sing ; 

Yea, when you come, gold lei our vestments be, 
Anil lamps of silver let us softly swing. 

But if at hist ( hark how I n hisper, Love 1 1 

You from my temple ami From me should linn. 

I pray you -•haul no psalm my grief above, 
i >vei the body of rem lei do lighi hum. 

Go Fori liin- ilence, quiei as a dove, 

Drift, with no sign, from our exultant plaa : 

We need no He al the death of Loi e, 

And n should come to look on Love's white Face. 

— Charles Hanson Towne in Smart Set. 



THE FAR PORT. 



There is a porl beyond the farthesl sea. 
W'hos-' placid harbor <-\ ermore invites ; 
Across its water- gleam no signal lights, 
And solemn: silence reigns unceasingly; 
And for thai distant port the great, the small. 
Aye, all of us alike shall steer in vain 
When, tossi d upon life's ever restless main. 
We drink From memory's bitter cup of gall ; 
But, ever farina on and on ami on 
By day and nigh! in Futile quest, we si e 
Before as, where the other ships have gone, 
The trackless vastness of eternity. 
Where is the porl ? \h. we can only guess — 
The silent city of Porgetfulness ! 

— James WUliam Callahan in Smart Set. 




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VOL. LXXXI. 



San Francisco, Cal., Saturday, January 21, 1911 



Ni. 3 



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"Balls three" is what the Spaldingites are hissing at the 

Lissnerites. 

New Orleans wants to grab that fair by any kind of tac- 
tics, fair or unfair. 

More and more that New Orleans exposition campaign 

looks like a fizzle — a gin fizzle. 

"Miladi Nicotine,"' oniec femininely ostracized, is now re- 
ceived in the most ladylike society. 

"Play ball!" exclaimed candidate Spalding — and then he 

went back to the bench on a foul. 

"The perfumed burglar" will eventually be pul up ini a 

neat striped package and labeled K Eau de Folsom." 

Johnny Upperflat, you just volplane ilmui into the back 

yard and get some kindling out of the wood-hangar. 

Already the turbid Sacramento River is tinged with blood 

and Headsman/ Johnson has onlj begun to swing bis tru 

In spite of his $1 l.oon i oal oi 

linger shows enough dark spots to keep the administration 

ing. 

The successful birdman Feathers his nesl wit! n i 

promises to pay redeemable in go i 
ton. 

Even if it turns Lorimer out, the Republican Senate will 

have to bury its clothes for awhile before it can con forget 

him. 

The chances are that poor old Nal (i hull's "baby doll" 

was the kind thai can say a few real words like "Papa" and "Pur- 
chase." 

In Nebraska the price of human blood is $100 n qi 

mere bagatelle compared with the rate that ruled in Ri 
summer. 

The wicked Cflliforn en duly n 

that as soon as he is found out he'll have the "Jo 
put on him. 

Rain on her lulls means nng> on her tin _ 

California — and it is certain now thai she will keep the je 
busy this year. 

Socialist Debs is oin 

Lincoln's birthdej. When I 
disgusting — merely tiresome. 



The world "do move": it is possible in California to be 

a good Presbyterian and still refuse to swallow that one about 
the whale swallowing Jonah. 

Suggestion for the Downtown Association's monument. : 

a life-size figure of the man who has the courage to admit that 
he was scared that memorable April morning. 

One of Philadelphia's suburbs is called Bustleton — not 

because of any local peculiarity as to female attire, nor yet by 
reason of its liveliness. It is simply called that. 

The Kaiser is worried because the recent census shows 

that there arc too many women im Germany. Well, wdiat's going 
to be done about it euthanasia or polygamy? 

President Taft and Mayor Busse of Chicago compared 

waist lines the other day, aiwl discovered that they had a common 
diameter. Thej arc about as tall lying as standing. 

Rebater Earl, having "got his" before rebates became ille- 
gal, is now reformer Earl — but he does not permit anj ex post 
fat to foolishness to disturb his enjoyment of whal he gol . 

A pretty girl has been appointed private secretary of 

Scruggs, the new Governor of Tennessee. Assuming that there 

i- a Mr-. Scruggs, lei her have the palm lor wifely magnanimity. 

Senator Works is a devout Christian Scientist, bul it was 

I that he did no! try any "absent treatment" on the Legis- 
while ii wa up its mind « ho should ha 

"Lobster rarebit" is the latest Canadian product on the 

market, Possibly the promoters are nol joking when they an- 

i<l of rare- 

— — Visiting our fair ii secretary of the Government 

i tei "Richard SI pshanks," but 

is nothing about him — at least with his trousers on — to in- 
dieate that the name 

Townsmai ailroad" along 

is having a hard lime to _ iken seriously. Townsmen 

Polk, I many a laugh on this village, and it is 

naturally suspicious of him. 

Good l>r. Wheeler complains that the State's law and 

al schools are "behind the times. M m can't 

throw a brick in San o without grave peril of bitting 

a home-made la. 

' anhibemi moment himself 

■it and ugly" word al a M 
man. Just wait until be really wakes np and mi 
ruing that Panama libel decision. 

Bros 

Jit for January, bul just 
disporting herself on 'lam's summertime ! 



E0HT®IRH AL 



C© 



ENT 



When or if — the News Letter pre- 
Celebrate the fers to put it "when" — the tidings is 

Glad Tidings. dashed from Washington thai San 

Francisco has got the Government 
title to the exposition, there ought to he a huge, general, spon- 
taneous celebration of the good news. Very likely there will. It 
will he an occasion worth while, and San Francisco usually rise- 
to her occasions. 

While there is no need for any set ami formal preparations, ii 
would he just as well it the public mind took one general direc- 
tion, and made itself ready on broad lines to turn that 'lay into 
a time of whole-souled and exuberant rejoicing. Of course, the 
natural, and, indeed, the only thing to do is to tarn out into lie' 
streets. Out-doors is the only place big enough for thai sori of 
an affair. There ought to be no more business done that day — 
no more work than is absolutely necessary. Next day will he 
time enough to begin the arduous four-year-long task thai will 
lie before us. 

Once out in the street, what to do? Why, star! a parade and 
start a noi.-c. Shake hands with anybody and everybody you 
meet, even the fellow you don't like and haven't been speaking to. 
Let it he a day and night of "exposition love." like that curious 
sentiment of calamity's early days when the milk oi human kind- 
ness flowed free and warm and all men were brothers. 

Here is the News Letter's suggestion fur the basis of the im- 
promptu celebration: Spread the news by opening up every siren 
and whistle around the bay, and keeping it open while steam or 
air holds out. Spread it by telephone — the 'phone companies can 
arrange thai through tbeir exchanges so as to notify every neigh- 
bor! I. Spread it by word of mouth. Then let every owner of 

an automobile get his machine down-town and join a great 
motor parade up and down Market sheet from Van Mess avenue 
to the ferry. Turn loose the automobile sirens: stock up with 
confetti, tin horns, rattles, torpedoes — anything to make a Beene 
and a noise. 

Store, office and factory should close immediately on receipt 
of the news. Employer and employee should get into the crowd 
on the sidewalks and help to swell the chorus. Probably the 
news will get here by mid-day, or, owing to the time difference 
between San Francisco and Washington, not later than 2:30 p. 
m. ; make the rest of that glad day an extra-legal half-holiday, 
and keep it going while there is an ounce of strength or a spoon- 
ful of breath left. It will be like New Year's eve, Fourth of 
July, Portola, and all the rest rolled into one. 

While the automobiles move up ami down the streel as they did 
last New Year's eve, the crowds will — anyway they should — pack 
the sidewalks and keep marching, cheering, making any old kind 
of noise. The magnitude of the spectacle and its spontaneity will 
be another evidence to the world of Hie San Francisco idea, the 
San Francisco way of doing things. It will 1 >« ■ the merry and up- 
roarious earnest of the great accomplishments to conic, of the 
good time coming, a popular triumph of peace and prosperity for 
this place and this people. 

Every flag should he mast-headed the o leni its owner knows 

that the fair is ours, thai we have the nation's sanction and moral 
support for the canal celebration. The colors of the exposition 
will be primarily red, white and blue. On the day oi San Fran- 
cisco's first anticipatory rejoicing the colors should be in every 
buttonhole, on every breast, even if I hey only he of i issue paper. 
That night, in every theatre and show house, the tidings should 
he told from the stage, and there should be a call for cheers. All 
the bands should be called out to play in the public squares and 
on the streets. The hotels and cafes should mark the occasion 
somehow, anyhow. 

The fathers of this generation remember how, in 1SG5, when, 
the news came that the war of the rebellion was ended, all 



through the North business was put aside, and the preserved 
nation gave iisclf over to tumultuous celebration. The oldest 
and the youngest, richest and poorest, thronged the streets of 
every Northern city, and marched and cheered, and cheered and 
marched until they were exhausted. For San Francisco and for 
California — yes, for all the West — the awarding of the exposition, 
sanction to this city will be much like that old occasion. It 
will he the first dawn of a new era of growth and prosperity. It 
should be marked in the same fashion. 

So gel thai automobile ready. The motor ears will be the cen- 
tral feature of the great turn-out. and will go far toward making 
it a spectacular showing. He prepared as soon as the "flash" 
comes. "San Francisco wins," to gel down (own and into the 
parade. It will be splendidly worth your time and your gasoline. 

SB" 
The Beast of the Bucket Shop is a 
bold and hungry beast. He is show- 
ing his fangs now in San Francisco 
where local legislation presses him 
Watch him closely and see that he docs not 



A Bold ami 
IIiwciky Beast. 



into a light corner. 
get away. 

Tic ordinance prepared at the in-lance of Mayor McCarthy, 
and by him specially presented to the Supervisors, will kill the 
buekei simp evil in this city at one blow. It is the second measure 
directly introduced hy the administration during the McCarthy 
regime, and it appears to have the full backing of the administra- 
tion. The Mayor and the Supervisors are well advised in this 
course, for the bucket shop evil, like the race track iniquity and 
the prizefight swindle, is making here one of its last stands in 
the country. It is. in truth, a mean and despicable form of 
crime, an out and out fraud upon the public, and. ljke most 
i rooked games of this class, it draws its profits from the unwary 
and the credulous whom only rigid laws rigidly enforced can 
protect from their own folly. 

The national Government is already moving against (he bucket 
shops throughout the country, but it moves slowly. Governments 
of our kind usually do move ponderously in all their undertak- 
ings, and in respect to the bucket shop the federal power is neces- 
sarily restricted. It cannot go at the busini — directly except in 
the District of Columbia. Elsewhere its procedure is limited un- 
der the Constitution to the use of the Postoffice Department, 
which can act only where the bucket shoppers make use of the 
mails to carry out their swindle. 

Los Angeles adopted an ordinance much like that now before 

• Board of Supervisors. IV ptly upon ils becoming elfeel ive, 

the police departmeni raided a notorious den. and, though no 
conviction was had, thai one raid sufficed to put the whole tribe 
of fakers out of business, as far as Los Angeles Coun.ty is con- 
, ei neil. In a word. Los Angeles did not wait for the Government 
to rill it of a local e\ il. !.nt speedily and effectively cleaned off its 
own doorstep. San Francisco is trying to do the same thing. 

It is interesting and curious to note the tactics and the argu- 
ments of the bucket siioppers here. They are out in the open, 
fighting the ordinance, but their arguments are the merest of 
sham and pretense. They call themselves •'independent opera- 
tors," and complain that the ordinance is a move of the regular 
brokers to shut them out of any opportunity to do legitimate trad- 
ing in. securities and commodities. They are in the ridiculous 
position of objecting lo a law that defines and punishes a certain 
kind of crime while at the same time they declare that they are 
doing nothing and seek to do nothing, contrary to the contem- 
plated law. 

The administration ordinance has the support of organized 
labor and of several commercial organizations related to the 
activities of the "street." It should pass without delay, assuming 
that it is in proper shape to be made effective, and that it does 



January 81, L911. 



and California Advertiser 



not interfere with legitimate dealing in securities and c modi- 
ties. The best guarantee on those points is thai il cloBelj Eol 

lows the form and the Eorce of H scellenl New York statute on 

the same subject, the Federal law and the Los Angeles ordinance. 

Well, the sky leaked itself mil im a 

The Aviation Meet. hurry, giving room for line weather, 
and in spite of gloomy prospects, the 

aviation meet has been successful in every respect. The climate 
of San Francisco never goes back on it in an emergency, and on 
this occasion, alter a couple of days' pouting, it came through 
gloriously. The greatest meet in the history of aviation is prac- 
tically at an end. The whole program was accomplished as 
promised. The aviation committee have every right to feel grati- 
fied at the result, acd the people of San Francisco and the public 
generally owe them their best thanks. President Scotford and 
Lieutenant Paul Ward Beck have been particularly industrious. 
To both of these gentlemen a great deal of credit is due. High 
military authorities have agreed that the present meet has estab- 
lished the advantage of the aeroplane in war, a subject i'ni which 
the nations of the world are extremely interested. Every possible 
test was applied to the aeroplane in this respect, so far as its 
present capacity goes. It proved itself to the satisfaction of its 
most severe critics. The more the aeroplane is developed the more 
dangerous it will be as an instrument of war, and the inventive 
genius of the world is at work to bring about that development. 
The next year or two will see the War Department at Washington 
provide itself with a fleet of these machines. San Francisco made 
the test, and to San Francisco belongs the honor of having estab- 
lished the aeroplane before the eyes of the world as a practical 
engine of war and utility. The tame of the city and the men 
connected with the meet have been, sounded far. but none too far. 
Both they and the city deserve every honor that has come to them 
in the connection. The last year has moved with a stride. The 
only element which humanity down the years of struggle failed 
to conquer to its use will soon be under mastery. If the present 
impetus toward its development keeps up. (he aeroplane five 
years from now will be quile as ordinary as the automobile. How- 
ever, it is not likely in the near future to affect the use of thai 
vehicle, as the majority of us will always possess a penchant for 
the good old earth. Nevertheless, there will he hosts who « ill By. 
Administrations will pass laws regulating that flying, and our 
newspapers will print stories of it. On the whole, there is no 
doubt that the aeroplane can be made moderately safe. Winn 

that, time has come we will pass, if possible, to other and more 

dangerous sensations. Who knows but what we may yet prove 
able to float a palace in the air. And Mars may not be SO impos- 
sible as we imagine. With the present crowded condition 

humanity here, it is about time there were other world- 
quer. However, that is of the future. The present capacity of 
I lie aeroplane is One passenger. Brookins, in a Wright biplane, 
with Lieutenant Walker, made twelve hundred feet. A machine 
moving at Bixt] miles an hour and dropping a bomb from a dis- 
tance of twelve hundred feet is operating with comparative 
safety. Engines and puns will be conceived, of course, to 
the aeroplane, hut in the end that will only aid in developing it 
further. With the guns in present use the meet in this city has 
established the aeroplane as a dangerous instrument of war. As 

an intelligence-getter particularly, it will be of exception 

\ ire. \ -\ i >rked from it perfectly. No 

map could equal its bird's-eye photographs. Nothing en earth 
can equal its speed. It alights on war vessels with ease, and 
makes flights from them. Soon it will have conquered all kirds 
of weather. In peace ami war its uses are unlimited. In 
way has ihe aviation meet in San Francisco '» ry ami 

successful. 



The distress of naval officers over 

Distress ok the Navt. the Barry Bcanda] is 30 greai that 

even a tg themsel pes thej are loth 

to discuss the unspeakable affair, yet the service should r m 

her that in all its century and a quarter of existence, with mam 
thousands of officers who have lived and died in that lime n.„ 
such scandal has ever before been made public, even if every offil cr 

may not. have possessed the highest moral character. A rig 

naval officers, cowardice and falsehood are unpardonable sin.,, 

while such forms of vice as that of which the disgraced Admiral 
is accused are simply abhorrent. Anything of such nature dumb- 
founds them, and the attitude of the service is shown by Ihe 
promptness with which, the Admiral's juniors took action in the 
matter indicates their loathing for him. Their state of mind is 
made plain when they even suggested giving Barry a loaded re- 
volver and telling him to use it in appropriate manner. 

The publicity given the affair is regrettable, and might have 
been avoided had the officers, at their meeting, recommended to 
Admiral Thomas, the second in command, that he convene a 
medical board to examine Barry for sanity. Such a board would 
probably have found no difficulty in the way of having Barry 
quietly and permanently removed from Ihe fleet and sequestrated 
in some public institution for the criminal insane. 

It is proper here to rebuke those people in civil life who em- 
barrass every naval officer they meet with inquiries or comments 
on the case. Such conduct is in exceedingly bad taste, for the 
officers are mortified enough as it is. The sooner the matter be 
dropped now the better. 

W 

The demand inaugurated by the News Letter that the 

four machine limit for automobiles em the ferryboats he rescinded 

and a more rational one established is moving rapidly. The ab- 

siiril plea that (he presence id' more than four machines invites 
disaster from fire was long ago exploded in Ihe East, where Ihe 
ferryboats take as many machines on a trip as there is room for. 
without incommoding the foot passengers. During (he night 

hours especially, when the boats have plenty of room for 

machines, it is a serious hard-hip upon motorists who wish to 

cross tin 1 bay to their homes and are sometimes kept waiting 

for hours, to take their turn. If is encouraging to know that 
not only automobile owners. ; >t large, but business houses anil 

association are faking the matter up vigorously. The retention 
el the rule seem.- to be merelj an exhibition of obstinacy on the 
pari of E. E. Calvin.. He seems to lie impervious to reasonable 

• Sr 

Utah proposes to officially set aside 

Utah fob San Fran* isco. $200,000 in display ihe produ 

the State ;il the Panama-Pacific In- 
ternational Exhibition to beheld in San Francisco in 1915. Thus 
Utah is the tir-: State in the Union to identify herself with 

■ rt. in naming the proper and logical site for the cele- 
bration — San Francisco. With perhaps three .., 
in the southern section of the nation, Utah reflects ihe see 
of all the States. There is nearly always an eternal fitness of 
things, and the selection of San Francisco as the location for the 
event is in keeping with the national sentiment which demanded 

Detraction of the canal in the firs Althougl 

structed and owned by the United States, the canal is an inter- 
national water highway, uniting the world's two 
and shortening the time and dial reen the Occident and 

Orient by weeks of travel and thousands of miles of distance. 
San Franeiseo i- no 'her end of 

unmoth enterpr ■• 9 iphical 

point of the ereat natural center and point of accumulation and 
ition of the commerce moving between Europe. America 
and Asia and the multitude of island habitations in the ! 
Ocean. Hence San Francisco i=, commercially speaking, a part 



San Francisco News Letter 



JANUARY 21, 1911. 



of the canal, for the canal, when completed, will be one of the 
chief commercial highways in the world's system of trade and 
commercial currents, and to all of them San Franei6CO is closeh 
allied because o r her location in them where she stands as an 

initial and a terminus of the c mercial movements of the 

nations of die Orient and the Occident. Therefore, the selection 
of San, Francisco by the nation as the natural ami fitting site Eot 
this and all the nations of the earth to meet and celebrate the 
completion of the Panama Canal would bo in harmony with the 

eternal fitness of things in the channels of tin' win-Id's ci i reial 

and. social interchange. 

But aside from all that, the spirit already evinced by the | pie 

of San Francisco in the past and the unbridled em rgj which is 
still a leading characteristic of them, gives double assurance to 
all the world that with San Francisco us tin' chosen site for the 
great event, perfect confidence would prevail to the uttermost 

(hies of civilization that nothing would lie omitted by them 

to make the celebration an. I exposition an event in the I. 
of the world - progress —an evenl thai could by rights claim a 
whole chapter in the rai - records of accomplished mighty en- 
terprises for the edification, education ami betterment of 
humanity. 

»• 

The proper authorities having 
A Boost fob Sak - jjned the aecessarj convention pro- 

Francisco Order Houses, viding for a parcels posl service be- 
tween the United States ami the 
Republic of Brazil, American mail order houses are privi 

to ship packages ol tic ir g Is and wares to any pari of Brazil, 

and now all thai is needed to insure a large in rease in their 
volume of business i; tor our merchandise order houses to send 
catalogues and price li-i- to every one of Brazil's three thousand 
Post-office communities, hut ol' course they should be printed in 
the Spanisli language. When Serines de Fonseca was inaugu- 
rated President of Brazil, less than two months ago. he announced 
that one of his leading policies would lie lo work for closer com- 
mercial relations with the United States. The people of Brazil 
urged the new Government to lose do time in putting them in 

touch with American order 1 Bes, and in connection with such 

an arrangement to adopt a new schedule of postal rates so that 
pa reel packages could be handled by the postal authorities at 
about the first cost of handling them. 

Negotiations were immediately entered into between the Bra- 
zilian Government and the Washington authorities, and the 
presenl convention was agreed upon, but meanwhile Fonseca 
the nation's schedule of postage charges for panels of 

merchandise to b ri luced I $1.60 to twelve cents i nd, 

and placed the weight limit tit eleven | ids. Buf even at the 

old rate of postal charges I be people of Brazil bad fulK demon- 
strated that it paid them well to buy certain lines of g I- of 

American order houses. That being so, there is no n i to 

doubt that in the near future Bra iilia ders for American mer- 
chandise will be tons againsi pounds, as it was under the old 
postal rule. 

President Fonseca assures the order houses of this country 
that they will be confronted by no difficull it - in the speedy transit 

and prom.pl 6 liver] at the 3, Post-offices For the postal routes 

of Brazil, including the railways, have a mileage of over 10,000 
miles, with ample transportation conveniences to meet every de- 
mand. But the Brazilian Government is not walling In stop its 
ell'oit to extend and widen the nation's commerce with the 
United States. Commercial travelers are invited to come with 
samples and personally introduce the lines of goods they repre- 
sent. But the new Government of Brazil hopes for still more and 
better agencies to establish mutually advantageous commercial 
relations with this country. President Fonseca and his Cabinet 
have it in mind to persuade American and Brazilian capital to 



Governor don \so\ 'g 
Programme, 



establish a line ot merchanl steamships between the countries, 
thus giving both peoples rapid and direct Bervice in place of the 
service now obtained, which is by way of Liverpool or other 
European seaports. 

And now that the way is open, is there any reason why San 
Francisco order houses should not enter tin- field of Brazil and 
reap the rich harvest that awaits them'' It all resolves itself 
into a question of energ\ and business far-sightedness. 

3®" 
Governor Johnson asks the Legisla- 
ture to clothe the Board of Railroad 

Commissioners with extraordinary 

powers, that the Board maj -leal 

with the public service c panies, especially with the Southern 

Pacific, on lines of procedure that would end in greatly weaken- 
ing theii ' iii. ii ii' j ;i- common earn"!.- and destroj much of their 
legal right to receive jusl compensation for serving the public's 
commercial and social requirements. Moreover, in advance of 
in' desired legislation, the Governor resolves him -elf Into a bunch 
of prejudiced witnesses, a Grand dory that is willing to find iB- 
dietmenls without waiting for evidence, and a trial judge who 
has made no hi- mind t mvicf in any event, and as such com- 
bination "i self-di legated authority, be tells the Legislature it is 
ii- duty to enact SUCh law- a- would !»' -are to Oblige the Board 

to ileal harshly with the railroads of California, especially with 
the Southern Pacific. 

Those who lime taken 'la- time to read the Governor's message 
could not have 'ailed to note I he Eacl thai bis recital of wrong- 
n tin- public carriers was no) based upon any personal 
edge of bis own. The wholi oi ; < message was made up 
of glittering generalities, the continuation or repetition o 
campaign speeches, and the wounds that he pointed out which the 
railroads have inflicted upon the body politic, ami upon the 
pocketbool - of lie unprotected people seem to fie the product of 
the imagination of a railroad iconoclast. Winn batred j"i- 
the mastery, its victim i- life 1 '.- to ,|o ami say things that often 

resolve themselves into unsympathetic boomerangs. Fiery de- 
nunciation of our pnblic service corporations hears no echo from 
die hearts of a people to wdiom public Bervice corporations have 
shortened the time and spaci es a market 

places, and given greater value to their land- and -oil products. 

So far as the public service companies of California and their 
relations to the people a 1 concern d, the sentiment everywhere is 
that it is jusl a- oreal a i r bold up" a public service com- 
pany under threats of hostile and unjust legislation a- il is for 
in office hold r lo ai epl favors thai tire intended lo Becure unr 

jnsl benefits lo the service c pany Uwaye it takes two to 

make a bargain. Now, as a matter of fact, the people of Cali- 
fornia nam legislation thai will mil fail to oblige the common 
carriers to deal justly by them: prevent discriminations for or 
against oi tl ies mid indii dua i itc the transportation 

of freight and pa e a rale of toll therefor that 

will give the carrier reasonable compensation. If Governor 
Johnson can bring about such legislation and have the laws en- 
Eorced, the people will call him a good and wise Governor, bid 
he will bring the condemnation of all the people down upon his 

ollieial head if be persists in a-king for legislation that would de- 
prive tic- carrier companies of a single right or privilege which 
tbe j p]e conferred upon them when they granted them char- 
ier- to serve the public with transportation facilities. 



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Every two years, the people of this sovereign State elect 

.1 lot of fellow citizens to go to Sacramento and make new laws 
and linker the old ones. Every two years a batch of Mils or acts, 
which, if .Inly furbished up, voted on and signed by the Gov- 
ernor, become laws, and are floated on the muddy waters of the 
Capitol City. Some of the bills have been working overtime 
for the past twenty years. Now and then a new one lands with 
both I'eel (iii the dome of the Capitol, fully equipped and ready 
for business. Strange to say, none of these remarkable creations 
appear to originate with those l>esf acquainted with the m-^l^ 
of the particular economic or business activity most bedeviled bj 
their passage. The nuisance is such an intolerable one that, 
hul for (he necessity of appropriations for carrying on (he gen- 
eral business of the State, there would he a general outcry for 
a Constitutional provision fixing the legislative assembly at 
once in a century, and limiting it to a three days' session. I have 
no doubt that the straight of all this is placed before each Legis- 
lature by the people most interested, but that such a waste of time 
is necessary to lombat this fool legislation is a reflection upon 

the conn i sense of the | pie al large. The sovereign people 

should contrive that pettifogging politicians and green attorneys- 
at-law, who think to gain applause by attacking public and pri- 
vate interests, be relegated to a hack seal when they again | 

a plea for further political honors. 

Another male college professor has injected himself into 

the argument against the corsel ami decollete gown. Bis 

is hopeless. The corset-wearing, long-haired, bare-armed [ an 

is the product of Pour or five centuries of development, aboui 

twelve or fifteen generations. The modern for f men ami 

women is, in many respects, different from the "hi Greek model. 
Yel, longevity of the race ha- ini reased, and ii is a known facl 
thai the average woman lives longer than the average man. So 

that, in spite of the corset, her exposed thorax, ami her gid 
in other mailers of ,hvss. the health ami life persist n 
men bus increased with thai of men. The average woman does 
me constrict herself with corsets or bare h : o the killing 

blasts of Boreas. Nor. by the way, docs she destroy herself by ir- 
regular saturation with the nare i co nor expose herself 
to the fatalities thai follow irregular stimulation with spirituous 
and vinous liqu 

Mark i ii mi ifter having been kicked nine times across 

hi- own lent by a tiered on the outside, endured it the 

lentil lime, ami then ng it was 

nous. Mayoi Mm. 'ii ifter many vain attempts to break into 
the Grand Jury with charge, againel hi 

very much as Mai\ did. Thi circulation of a canard. 

from the brain of some n 

with mischief beyond the calculation of the infamous inventor. 

— —Somewhere in the Wealth ol i \ 

cords the fad that "man is th( only animal t! ■ " \ ■ 

bird for the f 

rs. The transfers, in the lower - ng ill in- 

voluntary. Hul man. the trader, trades for gain. Lovii g money 
much, he desires much in return when he parts wit! 
dervalue the market's otr. that is 

w hy he 



[f man, has conquered thi ', gravity if"'- not seem 

aware of the fad. The good 1 1 1 ; i _\ die young, lun have you ever 
noticed how long a worthless man sticks around?- Thai women 
arc becoming mannish may be true, bul I don't hear of many of 
them taking oul insurance in favor of i heir husbands.— Did yon 
ever consider thai you are happier for a lol of things you don'l 

know ? — The successful laborer ill list he like the palicnl hep, Ihal 

keeps right al it, nor cares whether she is working for an incuba- 
tor or a cold storage plant. — If a man wails for his friends 1" 

push him. he is apl lo bo pushed aside. — Strange as il seems, a 

lire bug tries always lo keep dark. — If your "tire" explodes, 
conic iii on the rim. Your idea, should be to get there regardless 
of obstacles. 

San Francisco is again in peril. At the instance of the 

I town-Town Association, the local "sculptors" are again invited 
to an assault. A monument is contemplated for the junction of 
Markei ami Grant avenue, and a committee, of which William 
Mooser is chairman, is to judge its fitness ami beauty. The cos! 
is to he "at least ten thousand dollars," which is about the value 
of the junk pile at the intersection of Market with Kearny. For 
fear the local sculptors may neglect this opportunity to further 
mar the fair face of San Francisco with another eruption, the 
committee announces its desire to have the monument "as lumi- 
nous as possible." Instead of another mole or wart, their artistic 

leanings, this time, evidently, favor a pimple or a boil. 

Why should we cover with flowers the grave of a man 

whom, living, we would not associate with? There has recently 
died a man. well known ami somewhat prominent, of whom, 
when In' was alive, no word of praise was ever said, and who 

rather enjoyed, or seemed to enjoy, the bit.ter words which bis 
conduct provoked. Since his death, his contemporaries have 

apotheosized him ad nausi am. I an t going to give an opinion 

as io which was ih 'reel verdict, but, really, if he were so 

great and good, the facl might have been discovered sooner, 
who did mil love him living had no call to mourn him 

dead, and their reversal of judgment leu. Is lo confuse all sense 

of righl ami wrong. 

A man with a vicious pen is a man In tic -IiiiimicI. Mi> 

sarcasm is injected everywhere and spreads disc fori in his 

ial life. These facts were know n to "I 
in i' one dav when, wrathful al the behavior ol a stupid 
clicni. lie pa u-l\ up and down the San Francisco Press 

Club library. Suddenly, with s etcrmit d he 

seated himself at a desk iml proceeded in di off the 

offender in a tv Iter; then he called the janitor, who 

was passing, and commanded: "lien. 'no. sign this ami mail it 

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San Francisco News Letter 



January 21, 1911. 




The Cat Show is some class. Such a purring and furring 
never happened before. Every well-bred pussy on her best met- 
tle gazed society in the face and not in vain. Medals and rib- 
bons were forthcoming, making many a pussy heart glad. But 
no cat is ever so foolish as to give herself away. Par back in her 
dreaming soul lies the memory of a jungle and jungle things. 
and even though but a house-cat, she regrets. If you think a 
cat has not got a soul for the elemental joys that pertained to the 
wilderness, just listen to her song of midnight. So in the tawdry 
present she wears her ribbons with an air of superiority, gazing 
out of her green eyes at people so artificial that there is nothing 
to do but sleep om it. No wonder a cat of self-respect dozes her 
life away. Her disgust is all the greater that she simply blinks 
it. On our part, we call her "pretty" and hold cat shows. Sin- 
is not pretty — she is magnificent. Humanity never attains per- 
fection. Every line of her is perfect, every movement graceful. 
Behold her eyes, and their green depths are wonderful. She is 
a tiger in miniature. Every now and then her claws instinctively 
reach out of the velvet. But we call her "pretty" — simply pretty. 
We pass her over as being only a cat. And calling each other 
"cat," we lend approbrium to the name. But let us remember 
that a cat is always cool, for the best creations possess a temper — 
but in her highest tempers she knows exactly what she is doing. 
Capable to the bent of her capacity, she can always be depended 
upon to be a cat. Never do you find her frayed or fraggled of 
personality. She fights, eats, sleeps and dreams with a reserve 
and mastery of herself that some of us might well copy. In her 
physical make-up she is perfect, and in her instincts psychologi- 
cally so. But none of this is ever brought out at a cat show. We 
simply stroke her fur and call her "pretty." And the cat regard- 
ing us is quite content that she is a cat. Such were the thoughts 
that came to us up a flight of stairs. At one cage a little girl 
and her mother were standing in front of us. 
"Is that a tomcat, mamma?" inquired the child. 
"No, dearie." 
"Then what is a tomcat?" 

"A gentleman cat, little Miss Inquisitive?" smiled the mother. 
"Then why is a girl called a tomboy?" inquired the child. 
~5 5 5 

Talk about bad weather! Here in San Erancisco a few days' 
rain habitually gives us the blues, and particularly if there is 
anything on. But consider the rest of the country. The other 
day the Overland trains came in forty-eight hours late. There 
had been a snow blockade between Cisco and Reno. Likewise 
il was impossible to reach those places from here. Prospective 
divorcees, suitcase of neglect, and affinity evidence at side,, sat 
and chewed the cud of future affections, while the strong men of 
the railroad shoveled snow. By this time, most of them are prob- 
ably happily re-married in Reno. The brawny fellows of the 
railroad are still busily engaged with the frozen, fallen atmos- 
phere. So moves the world, every one according to his habit. But 
snow is not the habit of San Prancisco. 

We may stir our morning coffee with whosoever's hatpin we 
choose, but in the matter of ice we use it only in our drinks. 
When we want to skate, we roll. All winter instead of snowballs 
we fire bouquets at each other. Bouquets of flowers and bouquets 
of other sorts, but at any rate there are always flowers to make 
them. So let us be thankful for our wonderful climate. It 



goes back on us only very occasionally, and them relents in a 
day or two. No wonder California and San Francisco are so 
popular. No one ever left the old town but he wanted to come 
back. A new resident of the city, a lawyer who came from the 
East in that late overland, is responsible for the following re- 
mark: 

"Oh, yes," he explained, in answer to a friend, "I knew of the 
snow blockade before we left Reno, but I did not stay over there. 
You see, I had left my wife in California, and wanted to re- 
turn to her." 

5 S 5 

When the handsome, coquettish, beautifully-lined Antoinette 
of Hubert Latham, the aviator, went to wreck on a barb-wire 
fence, the Frenchman lit a cigarette, and viewing the disaster, 
smiled. It was nonchalance, gracefully ordered — and yet the 
loss was embarrassing, and the Frenchman loved bis Antoinette 
as only a Frenchman can love. 

Said a friend standing by: "You do not' seem to care; I, at 
least, would have sworn." 

The aviator took another puff of his cigarette, blowing it into 
the air. In half jest he replied: "The Antoinette was my heart. 
A Frenchman always smiles when lie loses his heart and curses 
the hour when he is not risking it." 

V V 75 

Si range, indeed, are the ways of the artistic temperament. At 
once peculiar and delicate, its sensibilities! Sometimes, too, ex- 
ceedingly trenchant its repartee. Gottardo Piazzoni, the young 
San Francisco artist, has an exhibition of paintings in the gal- 
lery of the Sketch Club. It is devoted largely to landscapes, and 
in this department shows the artist at his best. Interested visi- 
tors are many and various. Questions are asked, and once in a 
while answered. As on all occasions of this kind, the amount of 
intelligence shown is simply awful. With regard to "people," 
the artistic temperament is not always patient. The other day 
a lady of Goliath tendencies, to whom a stump speech is mere 
pill-swallowing and language an after-dinner tablet, was brought 
into the gallery exhibition by a member of the Sketch Club, and 
left to the ciceronship of Gottardo. It being early in the day, 
with but one or two others about, the artist was at liberty and 
without excuse. With a very limited knowledge of art, the lady 
became interested in everything at once. From this point she 
proceeded to rake an interest in the artist himself. 

"I have always felt," she said, "that the artistic temperament 
was intrinsically femiuinc — that mem of your stamp and ability 
are near to woman." 

Gottardo bowed. "I do not feel myself so," he replied. 

V s s 

Dr. Benjamin Ide Wheeler is, among other things, to be ad- 
mired for his frankness. In a recent iddress, he stated that the 
State medical and law schools were pretty much in vain. Noth- 
ing could lie more true. And it is a truth that applies to prac- 
tically every State in the Union. The manner in which our uni- 
versities turn out incompetent, fully-diplomaed graduates of law 
and medicine resembles nothing so much as grain-threshing in 
the great Northwest. They go in one end and come out the 
other, and thai is all there is to it. A certain percentage of them 
who have ambition, by hard endeavor later amount to something; 
the rest dwindle out a living on their lack of knowledge. With 
the conscience of the country wearing generally to harder callous, 
and that of the university man, on account of his independence 
and environment, wearing possibly quickest, it forms a grave 
question. That a bad doctor is worse than a bad disease is an 
old saying. Luckily, nothing is expected of a lawyer, as a rule. 
Anyway, if he cannot win a case, he is usually starved out — 
that is, unless he has political pull and is elected to the bench. 
But the medical profession can put a face on it. This is not 
saying that they do not wish to be sincere, but that often they 



January 21, 1911. 



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cannot afford to be. The Darwin axiom applies. In ils elemen- 
tal attributes the ran' never budges. And the more educated our 
brains, the better qualified to make excuses. Under any cir- 
cumstances would it be possible to persuade a graduate of any 
university in this Fair, tin five land thai la 1 knew so link' as tie 
really does. The ecu, celt pertaining to a young theologian is 
harmless except to the very young, bul that blooming in the weed- 
bed of a graduate of medicine is different. It is dangerous to 
the ran'. The only remedy is to make the diplomaed, incompe- 
tent graduate impossible. As part of ils course in medicine, 
every university should be equipped with a hospital. The course 
should he amplified and made more difficult in every respect. 
This country and this State has no desire to he doctored except 
in the most skillful and most intelligent way. It lias stood for 
nostrums and insane cutting too long. Let the State of Califor- 
nia be first to put its foot down in the matter by providing a 
proper curriculum for the ambitious at Stanford and at Berkeley. 
While rather less harmful in their trend, some sort of a dam 
should likewise be provided for the yearly flood of law students. 
An incompetent lawyer usually becomes, by process, a shark. 
'I'h is country has loo many sharks already. 

' s s s 

Nat Goodwin, being rid of Edna, is looking for a fifth. So 
it is reported. What will this one be like? Will he find her in 
California. Canada or West Africa. A change of color might 
work wonders with him. Did not Roosevelt love Africa because 
of its lack of race suicide? In spite of his many marriages, Nat, 
in some respects, has done very little for his country. Readily do 
we divine the sort of affinity upon whom he will now set his 
elderly eye. Will she be another actress — no! With that class 
Nat has worn himself out, even though short marriages arc so 
popular amongst them. Besides, the mueli-nuniod one is gelling 
old. This time he will he obliged to go to the country. Their 
are lots of beautiful girls in the country of Innocence sufficient 
to be taken in hy one so accomplished in handling the sex. Though 
his good looks have boom left, behind on the trail, the long trail, 
the oirt trail, the trail that is never new. we Still have belief in 

his powers id' argument. Likewise would we warn ever] green- 
grocer and barrel-lounger of the countrj possessing a pretty 

daughter againsl him. Nat will marry her all right, hut not 

for long. If she loves him he » ill sureh despise her, and whether 

she loves him or not she must despise him. His eye ha- gol the 

habit. It will always hr looking for the next. Varietj is his 
specialty. A second dish of caviar he would swap instinctively 
for dub sausage. And how he loves to go ovei In- raried experi- 
ences. Marrying has become his necessity. The only reputation 

he has left, he is obliged to keep ii up. As a matter •<( eon-, i 

and because the bloom on rustic faces appeal- ire warn- 

ing the country, Mi-- Innocence of the gingham apron, the 

only hope lie has left, beware of the so It I ilk and the evil eye. He 

will marry you — hut for how long? How lou_r could von -tand 
for him ? Truly he is quite as bad an actor as tin ci i 
S 5 5 

W. B. Jerome, general agent of the Xcw York Central lin 

at the Palace. Something of a Jerome K. Jerome in the quality 
of his humor, the New Yorker is the newt genial of fellows, and 
well-beloved by the officials of the Southern Pacific, who 
having their troubles these beautiful, sunshiny days in California 
with the beautiful snow that falls pretty much everywhen 
Cn one of his visits to the Flood Building, a rather prominent 
ottieial iii I thi V w York Central man 

how he liked the architecture of the new San Franci-. 0. Mr, 

Jerome replied : 

"Oh. very well. Hut it would look better without the hobble 

skirt." 



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The new United States' Senator from California dt 

thai he believes in Faith and Works. 



"Case}-," said Mrs. Casey, "the new Liftinant-Governor is a 
very personable lookitv man, ain't he, and thim big specs lie wears 
in all his pictures give him an air a\ great placidity av mind." 

''My dear Mrs. Casey,"" said her husband, •'whin 1 have labored 
all day in the aromatic atmosphere av printers" ink which per- 
vades the State Printing Shop where L am compelled to listen 
to the reminiscences av politician- from remote country dis- 
tricts who wouldn't know a precinct it' they saw wan,, 1 have an 
intinse disincliration to discuss political affairs, but between you 
and me, Misther Wallace is about as placid as a buckaroo la ated 
on the quarterdeck av a bucking broncho whin he feels that his 
saddle is about to slip." 

■'Well, of all things!" exclaimed Mrs. Casey. "1 thought that 
the Liftinant-Governor wasn't annything but a fifth wheel to 
be used only whin the Governor was compelled to abstain from 
his duty for some reason that oobod] could foretell." 

"Quite contrary,'" said Casey; "the LiftiBant-Governor is the 
rousting place av all the trouble in Sacraminto at the prisiht 
time. Whin he calls the Sinate to order in the morning, he is 
immediately assaulted wit' great vi'lence by a variegated assort- 
ment av Sinators, each wan av thim compelled to initroi in 
unimportant bill at wanst or bust. 'I arise, y'r honor." . 
wan Sinator, pointing a rolled up tube a\ manusi ripl at the 
Liftinant-Governor, 'wit' a treminjusly important Hill up me 
sleeve.' 

"'Which wan?' says the Liftinant-Governor. 

"'A Bill.' says the Sinator, 'involving (he health a\ wan av the 
most important animal friends av mankind. For mannj years 
I have been a student av the subject, and I have burned 1 1 1 « tre- 
minjus quantities av midnight oil, not to mintion much valuable 
gray matter, in arriving at a conclusion, and I now desire to pre- 
sint. my determinations for legislative action in order thai much 
suffering may be prevented. 1 

"•(lit it out av your system as quickly as possible/ Bays Mr. 
Wallace; 'there are other great intellects blossoming all around 
y'. What ails y', annywav ?' 

"'There ain't annything ails me; Bays the Sinator, 'and don't 
be so fresh about it. The Hill I have riferenee to provides Eer 
the purchase av sixteen dollars worth av cholera cure for the 
afflicted pigs av California, which have been overlooked bj all 
previous legislatures until my overwhelming mentality appeared 
over the horizon ar obscurity.' 

" 'More junk f'r th' waste-basket,' says the Liftinant-Governor. 
'Has annybody else in the room got anny legislation on his eon- 
science ?' 

"'Misther Liftinant-Governor,' says the next aspirant f'r 
fame, a small, bald-headed man wit" a trimulous aspect) 'far be it 

from me to abrogate to mesilf anny superhuman qualities av 
mind, f'r I am a timid man naturally, and prefi c to u home' 
and knit while my wife attinds her club-. Bui in the solitude ai 
my domesthir complacency, when all that disturbs the peace i 
my mind is the purr of the family cat and the shriek of the 

children fighting in the next room. I have been Lnabled t ''■- 

pare some legislation that would till a long-felt want like a fat 
man fills his pants. F'r year-, woman has been regarded as a 
mere appindage av the domes In menagi ric. For vears the identi- 
cal hand that made our biscuits has spanked our babies and 
soothed our brows whin the stamachache gripped our vitals, but 
niver has that hand been able to take a ballol up to the box and 

exercise that holy privilege av suil'rage, which our parents - 

traded fer on the Field av the Cloth av Cold.' 

"'You have your dates slightly mixed.' says the Liftinant- 
Governor, 'but no doubt you have a wife that heats v' : so go on.' 

"'Friends! Bomans ! Legislators!' says the little man, 'the 
hand that spanked you whin you were infants raises a cry a. 
mortal anguish to the flivin that bends above us am! ihedi 
floods on Hoods av tears/ 

"'I thought mesilf we were havin' an extraordinary rainfall,' 
says Misther Wallace, 'but for the sake of the State pay-roll, 
hurry up.' 



'"Dictate no dictation to me.' say? the small, bald-headed 
champion av the advanced variety av the female sex, 'fer I repre- 
sent a iv-isil<-s movement which you can no more stop than- you 
ran a run-awav calf. For time immemorial, beyond the minion 
ii Grove I.. Johnson even, which is an antiquity hard to realize, 
the noble mind ai woman has been chained up as tight as a man 
m an Oregon boot. Whin the battle fields a\ past ages were gor] 
h it' gore and the defeated victims av the victorious victors sought 
some sympathetic soul to led their troubles to, who had the 
patience to listen to '.him or the credulity to believe thim, but 
iiial gentle helj set av mankind who has not only shared his 

roubles, bul also caused most av thim sinee that immemorial 
eonvintion that Eve bad wit' the boa-consthrictor before Adam. 

in the simplicity av his soul knew that there was anny such thing 
as evil in the intiro world.' 

"•And whin the victors returned from the conquest, who saw 
thim coming a long way oil' and ran to thim and fell upon their 
necks but the female sex? And now, under the spread av the 
vast dome av the Capitol, from which on clear days it is possible 
in see Oak Park and Yolo and the State Pinitintiary, 1 arise in 
behalf av the hand that soothes our fevered brow whin flic folic 
assails us and demand for it the right to march up to the ballot 
box and put in a b allot according to the plans, specifications and 
formulas in such cases made and provided according to the Con- 
stitution and by-laws av the State, county, city or precinct, as 

I ase may be' 
"'Can annybody understand what the Sinator is driving at?" 
.-ays the Liftinant-Governor. 
■■■I saw him out in the hallway wit' Mrs. Louise La Rue and 

Maud Younger a little while ago." says Sinator CamiiM'tli. 'an' 

in me opinion they slipped him a piece of money or told him thai 

ii- wife would beat him whin he got home if he didn't come 

.'. ith Hi' goods.' 

"'Throw tla- Bill in th' waste-basket,' says Misther Wallace, 

•ami take the disturbing molecule ou1 and handcuff him to a 

telegraph pole, and for the sake av peace and quiet, lei us lake 

question a\ the Yellow Peril in its relation to the public 
school.' 

" 'Y'r Honor,' says sinator Stetson arising wit' vast solemnity, 
•I have twinty-six Hills, all unimportant, that I desire to mi lu- 
ll, i before annything else inoiv unimportant happens. Thank- 
ing you wan and all Eer your kind attintion, I hope to have 
manny more before the season closes, and will now timporarily 
farewell.' 

•••I move thai ill" timporary character av the fan-well be 
struck out from the record,' savs Sinator Shanahan, "and that it 
be made permanent, in which connection 1 desire to say that I 
have grave suspicions av the Educational Comity, and while I 
am no! inclined to blackball annybody, I am free to Btate thai 
seven av the members, Sinators Black, Birdsall, Roseberry, 
Thompson, Estudillo, Cartwrighl ami Caminetti, are nol sans 
pure and above reproach." 

••'llivin help the State av California.' says the Liflinant- 

Governor, 'whin I have goi through wit' the present session, I 
am going lo writo a histhorj entitled 'Twelve Weeks in a Dipp3 
House,' or TVhy Doesn'l a Legislature that was Elected lo Legis- 
late Do Annything at AH?" 

" 'Y'r Honor.' sa\s a Sargeant-at-ArmS, indivoring to whisper 
so that iverybody can hear him. 'there is a dillygation from the 

B'yaJ Arch outside bearing a Sag ai truce that wishes lo arrive 

ai a modus oivi ndi H ii' f. Shall 1 Bind them ill to see Hiram, iii 
will you attind to their ease yourself?' 
" 'The Sinate will now adjourn,' says Misther Wall n e, ov. ing 

to the fail that the speaker av this as-imhlage i- compelled to 
ie R'val Arch reap whai it has sowed. Session will tal e in 
promptly to-morrow morning, whiniver 1 gel ready, and careful 
attintion will be devoted 1" all unimportant and foolish matters 
as has been ill. custhom av previous Legislatures, and will be the 
custhom av all Legislatures to come.'" 

"Casey," said Mr-. Casey, "I have listened carefully to what 
..hi have -aid wif great grief of mind, and you convince me thor- 
oughly that women OUghj In vote, fer if aunv man who has -m-r 
enough to hold down a job in the State Planting Office, where 
they print school books, has no better sense than to talk like you 
do, he pays an unconscious tribute I" the female sex. for no 
woman since the time av Eve ever talked as much as you have 
and has as little to say." 



Harriett Watson Capwell. 



Dr. ('. H. Parkhursl says thai clubs are a device of the devil, 

and thai female clubs arc as much worse than male as \\ m 

arc better than- men. There is an epigram that looks more like 
a lemon than anything that has been handed clubwomen of Ian-. 
One would naturally expect a follow-up argument, Inn the 
Doctor lines not (inn the searchlight on his bristling remark, hut 
lakes In his heels, jumps a feme and lands in a field of generali- 
ties, iii which Sourish such paragraphs as "Chilis work with an 
especially diabolical effect in (he ease of married people. They 
divide their attention, devotion ami affection between the home 
proper and its artificial substitute and competitor. They do not. 
uf course, always operate in that way. hut that is their tendency. 
Clubmen make poor husbands and fathers, and clubwomen 
make poor wives ami mothers. Oluhs weaken the natural bonds 
of domestic coherency. 'Mother,' said a child in a suburban home 
of New York, 'who is that mail' that comes here to stay over Sun- 
days?' It was the child's father." 

There is nothing in this nor in the rest of the Parkhurst periods 
that throws a side light on the statement that female clubs are 
as much worse than male as women are better than men. I in- 
terrogated a prominent membeT of the Century Club, and she 
looked at the strong white light of the epigram without blinking. 
''He probably meant that since most of the parental duty de- 
volves upon the mother, too much time allotted to clubs by women 
works more harm upon the home and the child than over-indul- 
gence at the club on the father's part." 

I had thought that any good clubwoman would bite (he epigram 
in two and consign Dr. Parkhurst to the faded limbo where ex- 
clergymen are laid away in lavender alter their pulpil usefulness 
is over. But the Century Club member did not bite, and the 
smile etched about her mouth was not even vinegary. 

"Dr. Parkhurst has a tabloid pen." she said. "He i< given 
scant space in which to express his opinions, and his editorial on 
Club vs. Home is compact, hni by no means covers the subject. 
There is no doubt (bat some women neglect their homes for club- 
work, but their name is mot legion. In all honesty, 1 can think of 
but one woman who has allowed club responsibilities In swallow 
all other obligations. My acquaintance with clubwomen is large, 

and iii many instances intimate, but I can onl) think ol' this one 

ease of over-indulgence. But the aged Doctor takes the exce] 

for the rule, and holsters up his arguments with exceptions. 

"If clubwomen did, as a rule, neglect their homes, female clubs 
would be more harmful than male clubs, as the mother influence 
is the more watchful, the mother is the natural warden oi the 

home. But clubwomen do not — and proof upon proof can be 
supplied — neglect (heir homes, so the I'.irklin ret epigram has DOl 

a leg to stand on." 

© © © 

Not having a leg to stand on, I had I" carry il around with me, 
hul the burden was light, for o\en clubwoman that we mi'i shol 

if full of holes. There was no vicious gunning jusl parlor-rifle 

practice, for of a truth, the clubwomen would not draw the heavy 
ammunition out of lie ir lockers for BUI h a target. Said a woman 

physician who is a member of the California Club: "There is a 
Feeling in the Land that the publii school has been petticoated to 

the delrimeiil of the public, and iiou a strong hid is made for the 
masculine element. Men teachers are in great demand, and are 

not onlj given 'he preference t] 

paid (he premium wage. Ther is no question that the masculine 

ami feminine influence in perfei i balance make- for better schools 

than a preponderance of either element. Rut the gi 

for the wedding of bol b nfl in the homi 

the masculine influence is merely a figurehead. In the homes 

oi' Ihe wealthy, the fa.tb.era frequently represent nothing more 

than the bank account. The entire parental responsibili 

upon the mother. The father is too involved in business 
civic activities and club diversions t" permit his personality to 

count in the rearing of the children. In such cases, if the 

mother i ha m i club woman ins 

k of the father intlu. what mitigated by I 

OroUS point of view which chub life gives the mother. 

"Dr. Parkhurst has nol a first-hand acquaintance with tl 

jeet. or he would not maintain that clubwomen Mink 

mothers. [, myself, became a clubwoman 

practice 1 found the most in -ation in I 

and 1 felt that through the club 1 could work fot ilth in 

a more efficient wa\ than going : only 



» ise .mil efficient mothers to their own children', bul thej arc in 
terested in other children, and thai is the highest form of col 
acious motherhood. 'Ihe club mother knows thai Ihe happj 
healthy children In her own home do m.i cepresenl the I 
children of ihe world, she is eognizanl ihal something musl 
be done about ihe blind babies thai need mil become public 
charges if scientific precautions are taken al birth; she realizes 
thai every child has a righl to pure milk, and she has sel aboul 

providing it; she knows thai mal-nutrition, decayed teeth, lack 
of sanitation, ami that sort of thing, makes for delinqueni citizen- 
ship, ami she is making it her business to see that every growing 
boy and girl is given a fighting chance at the first-aids to righl 
living, which leads to clear thinking, 

"The old-fashioned mother had a certain s g complacency 

which interfered with progress. Her neat, sweet, bright child- 
ren, nurtured in good soil, were her sole concern, and her chari- 
ties, kindly as they were, did nol gel al the root of things. The 
complacent, well-to-do mother knew nothing of the sin and sor- 
row and suffering ignorance entailed upon thousands of other 
children. A spade is called a spade in the modern club, and the 
clubwoman has just about reached the place where she is womanly 
rather than, lady-like: she understands causes and effects, ap- 
preciates that every one's child has a right to some of the privi- 
leges which make her own children develop erect and full-grown 
souls. 

"There may be a few clubwomen wdio get so involved in the 
whirl of club activities that they become transients in their own 
homes. Well, what matter?' The greatest good to the greatest 

number is Ihe slogan of any interested in public health, ami 

SO far from condemning clubs in general, 1 even hold that the 
clubwoman who neglects her home (1 do not know any) has her 
place and power in, the world, providing that time stolen from 
the home is used to effect public good. The nearest example I 
could quote is a young matron who worked with me in the pure 
milk crusade. She ha- a t hivo-year-old baby of her own. and 

her mother love reached out to all babies, and in her enthusiasm 

she conjured up rivers of certified milk in which the children 

of the poor could he baptized and find Balvation. She was sui I 
an eager, ttillinu. intelligent worker that 1 put more upon her 

than I realized. After four itlis' strenuous campaigning for 

• en ified mill . jhe asl ed to be relievi d of a e of her duties. 'I 

have a very competent nurse at home, ami ny boj has nol in the 

least been neglected while I ach of mv time to i h is. 

Hut I'm getting jealous of the nurse: I'm afraid she will en- 
croach mi the mother plai • in babj 's heart, so I'm going to stand 
guard and give more time to him. I'll go on. working for pure 
milk for other babies, but not to tin 
io ni\ ou ii babykin.' It n i at iment, a fine moth r 

: that prompted her. and I relieved bet "I -him of the 

burden she was carrying. 

"There i- tvhich 

women must share with men. or the cleansing will not he thor- 
ough. This feminine Influence should not come entirerj 

celibates. The wife and mother musl likewise he represented if 
the work is to he entirely efficient. And it i- only through the 
women's clubs that the wife and mother lias seen Ihe ligi 

i n trained to take up hi world obligation as 

well as hone lity. Di. Parkhurst is a reactionary. His 

statement that clubs are a device of the devil shows how out of 
joint he is with the pi ind helpful spirit of the modern 

club. Dr. Park i of the si.ind-patter." 



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become* more general yearly and " grown-ups" a* well a* " the 
kiddies" are adopting this as another occasion for the sending 
of friendly greetings or messages of love. 

Missives — humorous, sentimental and beautiful, to meet each 
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Janoaky 21, 1911. 




PLEASWE'SliND 



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Maxim Elliott ai tbi Savoy. 

Light an J froth] and effi rveseent, but altogether delightful, if 
"The Inferior Sex," which the beautiful Miss Elliott is utilizing 
as a starring medium. She has certainly improved a- an actress, 
proving a splendid comedienne, with the true touch of lightness 
and a real conception of humor and humorous situations. Fran! 
Stayton, an English author, has fitted Miss Elliott with hei 
and it is indeed a splendid fit. Some there will be, no 
who will be . 'appointed in not finding the beautiful 
Maxinc wearing a number of stunning gowns. She wear- a be- 
coming . .;. ii i ig costu through the entire three acts, and so de- 

■• : - her work thai we do not think of the matter of dresses 
at all. Miss Elliott is, furthermore, the only woman in the play, 
ideal conditions for a woman star, one could say. 

The story concerns one Charles Winslow. a rich misogynist, 
who own- a yacht, which lie does not know how to run. lie sails 

for a long cruise with the avowed intention of getting awaj 

all womankind, and furthermore to complete his great work, in 

which he exposes the fair sex. and in which he posi 

hater. The book is called "The Inferior Sex." Somewhere off 

the Sicily Islands, Boating about in an open boat, is picked up 

the beautiful and unconscious heroine. Forced against his will 

ept the woman on board, he determines to make the 
the situation. She jauntily undertakes to convert this woman- 
hater. In order to can- , M ii bis principles, he behaves like a 
boor. She meets him in the same spirit, and then by way of a 

joke, she fosters a mutiny among the crew, which assu - a - ri- 

ous as]" . evi n to some shooting. She is at length taken off by 
an ocean, liner, but not before she has won her bet. Winslow has 
thrown his manuscripl overboard, and has begged the lady to 
become his bride. He is to have his answer in London, and what 
it will be can be imagined. This is the absurdly improbable 
little story which the author uses in a breezy manner to si 
his heroine. It admirabh serves the purpose, too. 

There are i pigrams sprinkled liberally throughout the play. 

and a battle of vri ous o as -. Besides the two char- 

■ a valet, who fills in when the author 
i is for his two principal characters. This 
are practically the entire play. When we have a Maxim- Elliott 
in such a charming and innocent and clean comedy, it practi- 
cally disarm- serious criticism. One does not stop to pick flaws 
and technical defects. Tt is a play the average audience will like. 
Tt is light ■ - amusement, and Miss Elliott -l»m. herself 

to be a very clevi her improvement in every particular 

being almost radical. 

The play was first brought out a year ago at Daly's Theatre in 
New York City. In tJ city, Arthur Byron enacted 

the role of Charles Winslow. A gentleman l>> the te of 

Frederick Kerr is doing tl i present. I believe that I 

should erred Byron. Kerr is altogether too old tor the 

part. He looks fifty, and Miss Elliott looks twenty. A man of 

fifty can fall in love with a worn: E twenty, but how about the 

n falling in love with years older than she? 

Kerr is a good enough actor, having a harsh way of speaking 
which seems to tit the part. Then, again, I could not tolerate 
a hero who wears a toupee. 0. B. Clarence, who doi 
is the original in the part. He is verj good, and very English; 
' ii English seem to he in almost entire control of the 
few speaking parts, omitting the young Japanese who evinces 
real ability a- the Chinese cook. 

The three acts are all placed on board the yacht, and gives ■> 
chance for effective settings. Tic smartest first night audience 
that T have seen this season at the Savoy attested to the popular- 
ity of Miss Elliott, and rewarded the beautiful star with discreet 
applause. For entertainment that is wholesome and harmless, 
and that contains some delicious comedy, go and see "The In- 
ferior Sex." It is a foolish piece of frivolity, which has ma 
unqualified success, and Miss Elliott has a role which fits her as 
etly as her pretty yachting costume. 



"The Traveling Salesman" ni the Columbia. 

That ubiquitous and -cue gentleman, "The Traveling Sales- 
man." with his line of talk and his Line of samples, is holding 
forth at the local house foT one week only. Mark Smith is again 
the man with the samples, who finds his one true and only love 

in the little town of Grand Crossing, wherever that y he 

located. I really enjoyed the play more this time than I did on 
the occasion of its lirst visit here. James Forbes has filled the 
play with little touches of real hie. such as may he seen in any 
village community. He has had. moreover, tin- knack of inject- 
ing the heart interest five minutes alter the first curtain has 
risen, and it is held in suspense until the moment before the final 
curtain descends. 

It is a good, dean play, tilled with sweet and wholesome scnli- 

ment. presenting a phase of life which is new to our stage, the 
personality of the commercial drummer. There are thousands of 

these genitlenc] fine ;],eir rounds throughout our broad land, 

hut to in 1 knowledge, this is the lirst time that they have been 

placed upon the stei'o in their true light. The Christinas day 

poker game at the Elite Hotel, participated in by tin five drum- 
mers, is one of the very best things of the' kind that has ever 
been written. Permeating the scene, there underlies the real 

touch of sentiment and hue of ho and fireside. 1 1 i- the -oil 

of play which one can enjoy again and again. 

Mark Smith has added a sfreat deal to his impersonal ion, em- 
bellishing it with details and making of it an altogether finished 
characterization. It is a splendid performance, a welcome addi- 
tion to galli . of American exhibits in noteworthy perform- 
ances. The company is rirtually the a tere before. 

Diana Huneker is again the Mr-. Babbitt. II is an excellent 
ii nice, and Miss Huneker looks the part. too. George Be 
Vere is 'hung Julius this time, and is excellent in the role. Dallas 
Tyler is the heroine. She is the only one in the entire cast of 
characters that 1 was no' satisfied with. Tn the first place, ahe is 
entirely too plain looking and unassuming, and without any mag- 
netism or personality whatever. When we see men fighting over 
a woman, we take it for granted that the woman is at lea-, at- 
tractive in appearance. Then, again. Miss Tyler enacts the 
role as if it tired her, and if it was all a bore. All the other 
characters are in capable hands, and the play moves with smooth- 
ness. 

Anybody who has not seen "The Traveling Salesman" has 
missed seeing a good play. It is interspersed with comedy, and 

there are ma] irty laughs, and there is some excitement, too, 

enough to k< ep our it i ng. The conn, 

drummer is a type unknown to most city people, hut to the in- 
habitant of the small town : jular and permanent fixture 
— in fact, a necessity. He is, moreover, very much of an Ameri- 
can institution and peculiar to this country and its customs, lie 
is not a vicious animal, but is invariably good-natured and 
cheery, with a ready hand clasp and an ever-ready smile to ac- 
company il. He is ih ation of wit and humor, and all 
the late arc at hi- disposal, and can he hail for the ask- 
ing lie is usually a smooth talker, and always tries to sell you 

goods while he ; - asl ing after the general health of your entire 
family. He always stops at the best hotels, and i- everywhere 

hailed as a jolly fellow', whole-souled and genial. He is a read} 
r and an all-round good fellow. Though he i- away from 
his home about ten months out of the year, his thoughts of his 
dear ones are kept ever given with him. and his sentimental side 
is a= fully developed as that of any man. perhaps even a little 
more so. II,, i- the avowed enemy of all railroad?-, because he 
irei ious 1 '- riding on i hem. Beneath all 

his jollity and lighrne-- (hi re glimmers the real man. the type 

American we love. If you have not yet Seen him. do no! 

miss this, which will no doubt he our last glimpse of him. and I 

am sure that w shall never Bee him done again as cleverly as 

Mark Smith shows him to us. 

* * * 

"The White Sister" at the A U near. 

The Alcazar Compae; of players have the task this week of 

oiing a problem play in which romance ami religion are 
closely interwoven. If is a nu lancholy play all through, in 
three ads. Evelyn Vaughan in the title role ii- clever ami con- 
vincing, and Bertram Lytell. as her lover, portrays the force and 
suffering that the pari calls for in a most human manner. 

Briefly narrated, the story of the play concerns tl fforts of 

Captain Severi to persuade Sister Giovanna, who was Ids be- 
trothed, to abandon the convent life she entered when report 



January 21, 1911. 



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came from Africa that he was killed in baffle. Although her i ' 
for him has remained unchanged, she firmly refuses to n n 

her vows to the church, and to escape his importunities, she vol- 
unteers to go to Rangoon anid nurse lepers. Driven to despera- 
tion, he inveigles her to visit his apartments, and there threatens 
to commit suicide unless she consents 1" marrv him. To aa 
life she signs a petition asking that she be released from her holy 
pledge, and then confesses thai if was solely for his sake she did 
so. ffe is angrily destroying the petition when the Countess 
Ohiamonti enters and announces intention to publicly denounce 
Sister Giovanna as an unfaithful ram. but her purpose is 
thwarted by Captain Seven' Eatally shooting himself. When the 
Countess and those whom she summoned return to the chamber, 
they linrl Sister Giovanna performing her duty as a nurse by 
ministering to a dying man, who apparently had sent for her to 
ease his last moments. 

It is an exceptionally powerful play from beginning to end. 
In the second aet there is a strong scene between Captain Severi 
and the Monsignore Saracinesca, and in the third act the scene 
between Sister Giovanna and Captain Severi is heart-gripping. 

Viola Leach, a new Alcazar player, was well received. She 
is clever and pretty, and no doubt will become a favorite. 

* * * 
ADVANCE A NNOUNCEMENTS. 

Miss Maxine Elliott, in her delightful nautical comedy, "The 
Inferior Sex," will appear at the Savoy Theatre for the List 
limes this Saturday afternoon and evening, and on Monday night 
"The Chocolate Soldier" will begin an engagemenl limited to 

two weeks. It is promised by Frederic C. Whitney that II r- 

ganization, practically intact, that was considered by Chicago 
ami other Eastern cities as being the most thoroughly balanced 
company of singers and players in twenty years, will be sent here. 
II even includes the original Opera Comique Orchestra of thirty- 
live and the great chorus. 

Matinees will be given on Thursday and Saturday, and al :1k 1 
conclusion of the run of "The Chocolate Soldier," thai always 
welcome comedian, James T. Powers, will appear in "Havana." 

* * * 

The engagement in this city of ''The Girl in the Taxi" will 
begin next Monday night at the Columbia Theatre. The plaj 
comes here with not only the highesl praise from all Eastern re- 
viewers, but with the endorsement of both Paris and Berlin. In 
the European capitals, the play, known under the title "Like 
Father, Take Son," Bcored in a manner fairlj phenomenal, and 

the Paris engagement of the plav credits ii with Some on 

sand performances. The cast to appeal ie a verj lai 
contains manv San Francisco favorites, mosl importanl o 
are Bobby Barry, Pearl Sindelar, Harry Hanlon, Helene Salin- 
ger, Victor Royal, Nicholas Jndels, Amanda Wellington, Edna 
Esmeralda and Ri lend Bai 

* * * 

David Belasco's latesl comedj success. "I- Matrimony a Fail- 
ure?" will be given its initial presentation bi 
nexl Monday evening and throughout the week al the Vlcazar. h 
held the hoards of the Belasco rheatre, Mew "i irk, -even months 
of last year, ami is new one of the stellar attractions on tour in 

the East. Through thi rtesj of Davii his brother 

Frederic Becured exclusive right to present the plav oi 

Pacific Coast. 

* * * 
The Orpheum announces another Bplendid program! 

nexl week, ft will be headed bi Clayton White and Mari 

Stuart, who will appear in Gteorge V. II 

"i Iherie " 1 1 mnsl be in 

they were tasl here. Their re-appearance is - 

for a eonlial expression of approval on the part of i 1 

Porter •'. White will present "The Visitor." a one-aci play by 

his brother Oliver. In the name part Mr. Whil 

which is enveloped in Dtvslon .'hen a -eii- 

onal denom 

Adelaide PairChild and Edward Wonn. Char lor ind AlCQ/ZQ/T TflCdtTB 

his two daughb 

sketch entitle.! "Nighl and i ■ ■ 

The Victoria I - : Hbury 

and Moon, will be hi ' 

ms. 
\rihnr Horani am' Annie \ 
will be included in the new bill. 



ITIVE ENACTMENT. 

1 1 seems to be the object of Assemblyman I rriffin to lq 
evei i ai rocity committed or contemplated bj the labor union 

addition, his bill aims i ake ii impossible for any oni to 

except the unions or those holding membership in the anions 
The individual American is to be deprived of all rights in Cali- 
fornia, and if the Griffin bill goes through, any man or « an 

seeking employment will have to show a tattoo mark, the union 

label, on s e part of his or her anatomy, in order to make the 

application for ploymenl effective. Griffin's bill fakes awaj 

from the employer any chance to defend his property in case of 
attack, and it is aimed to create a governing class of the labor 
trust, politicians, placing them permanently in power. It is the 
rankest kind of class legislation, and clearly unconstitutional. It 
makes of the labor unions an omnipotent body, answerable to no 
one, and above the law. It makes it impossible to convict any- 
one in a union of any act which may be endorsed by such union. 
No other fraternal body, no corporation, has ever dared to ask 
for such special legislation, and it is to be hoped the bill dies 
a-borning. 



PROSPEROUS LA BOP LEADERS. 

Prosperity is doing things to Tveitmoe. We also find Johan- 
son. another of the labor leaders, building a summer home at 
Corte Madera, where he entertained the men who bought the 
dynamite to blow up the Times. Johansen's summer cottage 
cuts no figure in the story, though. It is Tveitmoe, champagne 
Olaf. who is cutting the sua) lie. Just imagine. That worthy 
is building a chateau overlooking Santa Cruz Bay. 

"Vne de L'Eau/' that is the mime of the place. Wouldn't that 
jar your workmgman slats! Imagine his Olafness in his aloof- 
nes. Vne do L'Eau. indeed! 

It reminds one of Stillwater in sound, hut not in fact. Vne 
de L'Eau ! Wonder how the stock-holders in the Sunsel National 
— of which Tveitmoe is the President — feci about it? 

Vne de I. 'Kan! Wouldn't some of the money expended in 
beautifying the castle of Olaf bo better expended satisfying some 
of the attachments on the oil properties, of which the labor trusl 
chief is President? 

I be horny handed son of toil who gave up his mite to see il 
swallowed in the Sunset National maw is wondering if any of 
it found its way into Vim de L'Eau ! 

New Orrtheuw, 

i,c,w \SI yiVZ/WsllV T , Powell. 

Safest and Most Magnificent Theatre In America. 

Week beginning this Sunday afternoon. Matl very day. 

THE STANDARD OF VAUDEVILLE. 

CLAYTON WHITE i MARTI I In Qeo. V. Robart's- 

sketch. "Cherle;" PORTER .1. WHITE and Company In "The 
tor:" en \s. B. T.wvi.ni: and DAUGHTERS; VICTORIA POUR 
BORAN1 and NEVARO: i.ii.i.ian BURKHART A CO In "Whal 
JUTJUS TANNEN; NEW ORPHEUM 
MOTION PICTURES Last on, THE STATE 

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Evening pri seats, *i xiaiit prices 

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of MISS MAXINK 
ELLIOTT In THE INFERIOR SEX 
Beglnnii ■ week* only, the 

Whitii 

THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER. 

The qui - music oi 

A thfrty-flvf 
Xljtht and Saturday 3 ihurs- 

.iler" will ' n Oakland. 



Columbia Theatre 



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THE GIRL IN THE TAXI. 



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January 21, 1911. 





tfCIETX 



"Here they eami 

The villagers were gathered on the Burlingame green and 
society was like a small island entirely surrounded by hoi polhi. 

But the caoutchouc in the cosmogony of the polloi's neck was 
not more genuine than the rubber in society's neck. 

There was a compelling motive for tilting the chin, and the 
same reason animated so iety and the villagers. For through the 
blue of the air, like giant white butterflies, flew the winged men. 
The sky was all blue and silver, and the earth was all green and 
silver with a gay ribbon ■•i color where the crowd stood. B 

lessl] tl artb people watched the sky men circle the upper 

-. and then dip gracefully down inward the green and sil- 
ver. Prom the ribbon of gay color, dear and in refined accents, 
the breathless silence was snipped in two with I i ttion: 

''Here The} * lame '" 

It ,u the air with the cadence of a musical voice, a voice 
trained to sing to scale. Sonic Swedish nightingale, you fancy, 
who is performing on a cook stove instead of with an orchestra. 
Or perhaps it was that little French girl over there, who so 

deftly ow on her mistress's head wher i. 

- teen. Or thai handsome [rish lass about whom the gos- 
sips whispi red, or anj one, indeed, save the lady who did lei the 
exclamation escape from her vocabulary. 

"Here Thej Came!" she said musically and distinctly, and in 

in the '!'- ii' of the winged men 3he did not notice 

d not onh bent, bul broken, one of the first principles 
of correct speei .. Perhaps von fancy thai the lady is a by-pro- 
duct of Western civilization, an example of transition from the 
wash-tub to (he fatted bank account. You are conjuring up a 
picture of an elderly woman who bas know] thi rani id suds as 
well as the rano .. and whose speech was not nurtured 

in the stained-glass seclusion of scholars, though it passes master 
' ense exi itement. 

Not so. "Here They Came!" was the unfettered exclamation 
of a handsome young blonde matron who is only related to the 
West by marriage, she was educated in the smartest private 
schools on the Atlantic coast, and the family moved in the diplo- 
matic set in Washington. She sings in a1 least threi languagi -. 
hut when she talks in one, her verbs and nouns are sometimes moi 
-fitting — when the lady is very earnest and excited, she 
passes over the rules of grammar as daintily as though Bhe were 

shod in satin, ai I nouns were never intended to move 

in the same set. It is remarkable, considering her education. 

training and f ily. Her friends twii her aboul the lapses under 

-i ess of excitement, and she denies the impeachment with con- 
vincing proof that she was almost swaddled in grammar. Bui 

it did no! strike in. 

"Here Thei Came!" 1 heard tl myself, and in another 

moment the beautiful young matron was in the charmed escorl 

that led Radle\ and Brookins to the tea and muffins awaiting 

them at the clubhouse. FTer manner bad just the right touch of 

sn ■--. her words of welcome were fashion nk. jmi 

not oh- -i could not have improved the diction. 

© © © 

The Wbrthington Ames have rented their very attractivi home 
on the peninsula to Mrs. Estelle Cook Postley^ who hope- thai 
the climate of these parts will Mow roses and puff oul the checks 
of her delicate little son. The Ami - will occupy a house in town 
for the rest of the winter, and arc looking forward to a visit from 
Bess e Ames, who will soon come to the coasl in vaudeville. She 

usidered I he heel amah ur 'cello player in San Frai 
and with Grace Freeman, violinist, and Grace Marshall, pianist, 
who are also San Francisco girls, has been giving a straight musi- 
cal act which, in spite of prediction? to the contrary, does not 
pass over the heads of vaudeville audiences. At one time, Miss 
was reported engaged to a rich young haehelor in the Bur- 
lingami » < the romance struck a cropper, and wearying of 
pink and pallid pastimes, Mi-s Ames boldly tucked her 'eello 
under her arm and walked into vaudeville. Her most intimate 



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ii the fair and fascinal ing divorcee, who clings with such tenacity 
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divorced Bince she losl the peripatetic Pcdar via Reno. Bul after 
her New Fork experii nee shi resurrected the Bruguiere plate and 
had it engraved on hei si ttii nery instead of resinning her maiden 

name. Shi ism longer in theg I graces of her mother-in-law, 

I'edar's charming mother, but she has a large follow tee among 
the Xewporl men. \t lie Last big aviation meet, she was a fre- 
quent guest in the Vanderbilt box, and was so photographed in 
the periodicals which published "Seen at the Meet" picture-. 

During the Horse Show she ran Mrs. McKim a close Second for 

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Mrs. Smith Hollis McKim has nol hcen forgotten in Jieno, 
although nios: divorcees flash comet-like through the town and 
disappear in the limbo of the outer darkness. But this fair and 
generou; woman will live until the hohhle skirt no longer dares 
i -tep. The simile is cut off a bolt of cloth kept by all 
dealers, but in this '-< need not be shrunk before using. 

When ghtly and fascinating divorcee cai lown from 

Reno, and with reporters skipping al her heel- took- sail for the 
Orient, it was predii ted that a Lochinvar of the West would claim 
her upon her return — which was speedy. But she registered at a 
hotel upon her arrival, and made immediate preparations to de- 
part for New York. There were sixteen trunks filled with the 

witcheries of the toilette, 1 shi ruefullj regarded them. II 

was like carrying Newcastle to take them hack to New 

York, and besides, she was just dying for some new. brand new, 
pretties. 

Inspiration came in the window, and the trunks went out the 
door and were despatched to Reno to her closest friend, who 
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How do I knew? There was a card party lasl week, and the 
handsomest dressed woman there bailed from Reno. Ami when 
every one turned wondering eyes upon the beauties of the gown 
she proved thai there was oo shoddy in ber make-up bj telling us 
the story of the trunk,-, and acknowledging thai in sorting and 
labeling and choosing for the division she had kept for herself 
this beautiful reminder of Mrs. McKim's generosity. 

L wonder how many women would such a tale unfold? The 
woman in question can well afford to buy her own gowns, which 
made the telling easier', but 1 wager she would have told under 
anj circumstances, for she wanted to throw a side-light on Mrs. 
McKim's character, which has been duly shredded by the San 
Francisco experts in that line. Some of the contents of those 
trunks must sit oddly on unaccustomed shoulders, but the mem- 
ory of the dashing donor will last as lung as the silks and velvets 
and broadcloths and satins flaunt their belated loveliness. 
© © © 

Maxine Elliott is an actress who just escapes from becoming 
a society pet by bristling if society conies too near. There was 
a time when the opulently beauteous one did not bristle, but 
that was before she went to England and learned to do tatting 
and play golf with kings and queens. Since then, American 
society has not had a particularly exhilarating effect upon her, 
and the Burlingante invitations that fluttered in her mail this 
week did not find ready acceptance. 

Only one set of people managed to quicken her interest into 
enthusiasm, and that set does not thrive in the Hillsborough 
country, though it has one or two timid representatives there. 
The actress whose name spells beauty is a suffragist! She has 
met and talked with the leaders of the movement here, and 
has given them some interesting English data. 

"Wait until my sister Gertrude comes!" she laughed. "She 
is a militant suffragette — I ant just a placid suffragist!" 

"Who converted you?" was asked. 

"My brother-in-law, Forbes Robertson, lb' lias been a persmi- 
sive power for the cause in .England, and of course the family, 
after a little coaxing, fell into step. Gertrude strides ahead of 
me, but then I'm with her in spirit." 
© © © 

The music lovers of the city are looking forward with interest 
to the lirst production of Dr. II. J. Stewart's Oratorio, "The 
Nativity." The Oratorio, well known and enthusiastically ac- 
claimed throughout the East, will be given Thursday evening, 
January 86th, al eight o'clock, in St. Dominie's Church, Bush 

and Pierce streets. The regular choir of St. Dominic's will be 

assisted by a chorus of forty voices. Dr. Stewart will be at the 
grand organ, assisted by .Miss Carrie Qobel-Weston, rioliniste, 
and Mrs. Mary Fitzsimmons. harpist. "The Nativity" 

scribed as a "Church Oratorio." R work popular in El 
though new in this country, lis theme is the beautiful A'lxciu 

Btory, the Annunciation, the Birth, the Coming of the Wise Men. 
The harmonious changes and surprises in many of the num- 
bers are exquisite and quite a aer» departure in this cl 
music. Admission will be by ticket. Tickets may be obtained 
at the Dominican Monastery, 1919 Steiner street, and at Sher- 
man, Clay & Co.'s, Sutter and Kearny, on the afternoons of 
January 23d. 84th, 85th and 86th. 



The Scotchman could not find hia ticket. On the conduc- 
tor's second round il was slill missing. "What's that in your 

mouthy" he asked. Sure enough, there was the missing ticket. 

The conductor pun. lid l| and went hi- way. "Ah. woY 

Sandy, in reply to his fellow passenger's banter. "I'm nae Bae 

absent minded as je wad think. Von W8S a vera Bllld ticket and 

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San Francisco News Letter 



Januaby 21, 1911. 



SockD m<& IP©r§@nn<siIl fltoans 



Announcements suitable for this Department are desired. Contri- 
butions must reach this office by Wednesday morning to appear !n the 
current issue, and must be signed to receive attention. 

ENGAGEMENTS. 

ATHERTON-MULLEN. — The engagement is announced of Miss Olga 
Atherton, daughter of Faxon Atherton, and George Carlton Mullen. 
The wedding will probably take place on February 15th at the home 
of the bride's aunt, Mrs. Edward L. Eyre, in Sacramento street. 

McDOUGALD-MALONEY. — The engagement is announced of Miss Louise 
McDougald, daughter of Mrs, Margaret McDougald, of Piedmont, and 
M. J. Maloney. The wedding will be an event of next month. 

WEDDINGS. 

CADWALLADER-AVENALI. — The wedding of Miss Linda Cadwallader 
and Lorenzo Avenali took place in the home of the bride's brother, 
George Cadwallader, last Thursday. 

GILLILAND-HUSSEY. — The wedding of Miss Ottilia Gilliland and Wal- 
lace Hussey took place Wednesday evening at the home of the 
bride's parents in Fruitvale. 

NEWHALL-CHESEBROUGH. — The wedding of Miss Elizabeth New hall 
and Arthur Chesebrough took place at the Newhall residence on 
Scott street Wednesday evening at 9:30 o'clock. 

LUNCHEONS. 

COLEMAN. — Miss Janet Coleman presided at a handsome luncheon in 
her California street home last Tuesday in honor of Miss Maude Wil- 
son, the fiancee of Effingham Sutton. 

COOK. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Cook were hosts at a handsome luncheon 
at the Fairmont yesterday In honor of their twentieth anniversary. 

DETBICK. — Mrs. Jessie Bowie Detrick was a luncheon hostess at her 
home on Thursday, which was followed by bridge. 

DUTTON. — Mrs. Henry Foster Dntton was a luncheon hostess yesterday. 

ELKINS. — Miss Marie Louise Elkins entertained at a luncheon at the 
Fairmont on Wednesday, about a dozen sharing her hospitality. 

HOBART. — Walter Hobart gave a luncheon at the St. Francis on Wed- 
nesday, the complimented guest being Hubert Latham, the French 
aviator. 

HUNT. — Mrs. E. L. Hunt entertained at a prettily appointee) Luncheon re- 
cently at her home on Washington and Laurel streets. 

JOHNSON. — Mrs. Frank Johnson was hostess at an elaborate luncheon at 
the Fairmont recently. 

KEITH. — Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Keith were hosts at a luncheon at the St. 
Francis on Wednesday, at which they entertained Mr. and Mrs. Jack 
Spreckels and Mrs. Robert Hayes Smith. 

LUKIN. — Mrs. Russell Lukin was a luncheon hostess recently in honor 
of Mrs. Louis Farrott. 

P1LLSBURY. — Mrs. Horace Pillsbury entertained at an informal luncheon 
at the St. Francis on Monday. 

RATHBONE. — Mrs. Gerald Rathbone entertained at an informal luncheon 
at the St. Francis on Wednesday in compliment to Miss Jennie 
Crocker. 

RUCKER. — Miss Edith Rucker will entertain at a luncheon in her Gough 
street home next Wednesday in compliment to Miss Marguerite Doe. 

RYER. — Mrs. Fletcher Ryer entertained at a luncheon at the St. Francis 
recently. 

SCHMJEDELL. — Mrs. Henry Schmieden was hostess at an informal . 
luncheon in the Laurel Court of the Fairmont recently. 

STONE. — Miss Harriet Stone will entertain at a luncheon in her Vallejo 
street home to-morrow, the guest of honor being Miss Marguerite Doe. 

VON SCHRADER. — Mrs. Frederick von Schrader entertained at a charm- 
ing luncheon recently, which was followed by bridge. 

WHITE. — Mrs. Ralston White was hostess at a pretty luncheon at the 
Bellevue on Tuesday in honor of Miss Muriel and Miss Florence Wil- 
liams. 

WAYMAN. — Mrs. Witlard Wayman entertained at a handsome luncheon 
recently in her Buchanan street residence In honor of her mother, 
Mrs. A. C. Donnell. 

WILSON. — Mrs. Russell Wilson entertained at a flower luncheon recently 
in her California street home in honor of Miss Ysabel Chase. 

TEAS. 

ATKINSON. — Mrs. H. H. Atkinson entertained at a prettily appointed 
tea at the St. Francis on Monday afternoon, in honor of Miss Jea- 
nette Deal. 

BLISS. — Mrs. Walter Bliss entertained at an informal tea recently for 
Miss Edith Livermore, who recently returned from Europe. 

D(5"E. — Miss Marguerite Doe entertained at a tea at the Fairmont last 
Tuesday in honor of Mrs. Frank Denny, who recently arrived from 
Washington. 

EDE. — Mrs. William Bde, of Piedmont, was hostess at an elaborate tea 
last Saturday in compliment to Miss Jeannette Deal. 

FERGUSON. — Mrs. Henry T. Ferguson, wife of Captain Henry Ferguson, 
was hostess at a tea at the St. Francis recently in compliment to 
Mrs. Glenn Curtiss. 

GILBERT.— Miss Roberta and Miss Helen Gilbert entertained at a pretty 
tea last Saturday in their Scott street home. 

LEAVITT. — Miss Helen Leavitt entertained at an Informal tea on Thurs- 
day In her home in Octavia street. 

LIVERMORE. — Mrs. Horatio P. Livermore entertained at a large tea yes- 
terday afternoon. 

McMULLIN. — Mrs. Latham McMullin entertained at an informal tea on 
Monday afternoon. 

NIEBLING. — Mrs. Rhoda Niebling entertained at a large tea in the 
Laurel Court of the Fairmont on Tuesday afternoon. 



OTIS. — Mrs. James Otis was hostess at an informal tea on Tuesday in 

the Laurel Court of the Fairmont. 
PARDT. — Mrs. William S. Pardy was hostess at a tea at the Palace on 

Thursday, at which she entertained a score of her friends. 
QUINN. — John Quinn was host at a merry tea party at the Palace on 

Monday, prior to his departure from San Francisco. 
VAN BERGEN. — Mrs. Edgar Van Bergen will entertain at a tea to-day 

at her home in Green street, in honor of her cousin, Miss Minna Van 

Bergen. 

DINNERS. 

ALLEN. — Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Allen entertained at a dinner at the 
Bohemian Club last evening, and later with their guests attended the 
Assembly Ball. 

ANDERSON. — Mrs. Frank B. Anderson entertained at a handsomely-ap- 
pointed dinner at the St. Francis iast evening, preceding the Green- 
way Assembly. 

BUSS. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bliss entertained at a dinner in their home 
recently in honor of Kocian, the Bohemian violinist. 

BLANDING. — Mr. and Mis. Guidon Blanding entertained at a handsomely 
appointed dinner at the Fairmont recently, in compliment to their son. 
Tevls Blanding. 

CLARK. — Dr. and Mrs. John Rogers Clark were hosts at a dinner recently 
in their Gough street home in honor of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Mulling 
of London. 

CORYELL. — Mrs. Joseph Ballou Coryell was hostess at a dinner at the 
Fairmont last evening, preceding the Assembly ball. 

FLELSHHACKER. — Mrs. Morton Fleishhacker entertained at an elaborate 
dinner and cotillion at the Fairmont recently, at which she enter- 
tained over two hundred of her friends. 

FELTON. — Charles N. Felton will be host at a dinner dance at the Fair- 
mont next Friday evening in honor of his debutante grand-daughter. 
Miss Marie Louise Elkins. 

HAMILTON. — Mr. and Mrs. William Hamilton were hosts at a dinner at 
the Fairmont on Wednesday evening. 

HAMMER. — Mr. and Mrs. William Hammer entertained at a dinner re- 
cently at their Vallejo street home in honor of Mrs. Prudence Curtiss 
Leavitt. 

1KWIN. — Mr. and Mrs. William G. Irwin entertained at a dinner theatre 
party recently in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ivers, of Honolulu. 

MARTIN.-— Mr. and Mrs. Walter Martin were hosts at a handsome dinner 
in the ballroom of the St. Francis last evening, in honor of Miss 
Helene Irwin and her fiancee, Templeton Crocker. 

NEUSTADTER. — Mr. and Mrs. D. Neustadter entertained at a large din- 
ner at the Hotel St. Francis Tuesday evening. 

PALACHE. — Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Palache gave a dinner recently in 
honor of Mrs. Sidney Cushlng, who leaves shortly to spend a year 
abroad. 

PABKER.— Lieutenant R. C. Parker, of Angel Island, entertained al a 
dinner and theatre party in town recently. 

PORTER. — Mr. and Mrs. William S. Porter wore hosts at a handsome din- 
at the Fairmont Friday evening, preceding the Greenway ball. 

PORTER, — Mr. and Mrs. William S. Porter were hosts at ;i handsome din- 
ner recently in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Othello Scribner. 

SHERWOOD. —Mr. and Mrs. William Sherwood entertained at a dinner 

last evening, preceding the Greenway ball, 
THANE. — Miss Alma Thane will be hostess at a dinner and theatre party 

this evening in honor of Miss Gc-orgia Mammon and her fiance, Scott 

Hendricks. 
VAN SICKLEN. — Miss Dorothy Van Sicklen entertained at a dinner last 

evening, and latei Miss Van Sicklen and her guests attended the 

Greenway ball. 
WATT. — Mr. and Mrs. William Watt, of Nana, will entertain at a dinner 

at the Claremont Club to-day. 
WHEELER. -Miss Olive Wheeler was hostess at a dinner recently at 

her home on Washington stn.-ut. 
WHEELER. — Mr. and Mrs. William R. Wheeler will give a dinner next 

Tuesday evening at the Century Club in compliment to Baron and 

Baroness von Turcke of Germany. 

CARDS. 

BOGART. — Miss Adeline Bugart will be a bridge hostess next Friday in 
ipllment to Miss Marie Payne. 

I >E LA MONTANYA. — Mrs. James Francis de la Montanya was hostess 
at a small bridge party in her home on Wednesday, which was fol- 
lowed by a tea 

DE LAVEAGA. — Mrs. Edward de Laveaga will entertain at a bridge party 
at the Fairmont on January 30!h. the complimented guest being Miss 
Olga Atherton. 

DRUM. — Mrs. John Drum entertained at a bridge party recently in com- 
pliment to Mrs. Charles H. Hopkins, of Santa Barbara, 

FBNNTMORE.— Mrs. W. 1). Fennlmore entertained at a bridge party at 
her home in Stelner street on Thursday afternoon. 

GRANT.— Mrs. Joseph D. Grant was hostess at a la,rge bridge party re- 
cently at her home on Broadway. 

HENSHAW. — Mrs. F. W. Henshaw entertained at a large bridge party 
at the Richelieu yesterday afternoon. 

LANSING.— Mrs. Gerritt Livingston Lansing was hostess at a delightfully 
informal bridge party recently at her home on Sacramento street. 

MAILLARD. — Mrs. Anita Maillard was a hostess on Monday evening at 
a bridge party in honor of Miss Maud Wilson and her fiance, Effing- 
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MARVIN. — Mfss Marian Marvin entertained at an Informal bi 

ilch was followed by on elaborate supper, 

MORROW. Mrs. Howard Morrow entertained at a brldgi her 

Pacific avenue home lasl Saturday afterr n. 

NICHOLS.— Mrs. Charles Carter Nichols entertained al i bridge partj In 

her home on Thursday, which was followed bj a tea 
OSBOURNB. — Mrs. w E. Osbourne was b bridge hostess recentlj In her 

Jackson street home in honor of Miss 'Ella Camp 

DINNER DANCES. 

HELLMAN. — Mr. and Mrs. I. \v. Hellraan entertained at an elaborate 
dinner dance at the s?t. Francis on Wednesday evening in honor of 
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lehrman and Miss Helen Goodhart of New York. 

HALE.— Mrs. Prentiss Cobb Male will entertain at a dancing party in 
her Vallejo street home this evening in honor of Miss Edith Rucker. 

THEATRE PARTIES. 

SIMPSON. — Miss Amalia Simpson was hostess at a theatre-party recently 
which was followed by a tea. 

MUSICALES. 
McGAW.— Mrs. John McGaw entertained at a delightful musicale recently 
at her homo on Russian Hill in honor of George Kruger, the pianist. 

ARRIVALS. 

BATES.— Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sears tiates have returned from New York 
after a month's absence. 

DARTH. — Mrs. Charles H. Barth, accompanied by her son, arrived re- 
cently from Washington, D. C, and at present are at Del Monte. 

BRUGUIERK. — Mrs. Vesta Shortridge Bruguiere has arrived from her 
home in Monterey, and is at the St. Francis. 

FOTJTB. — Miss Augusta Foute is in town after a pleasant visit with Mr. 
and Mrs. Frederick Sharon, of Menlo Park. 

(JAY. —Mrs. Francis Gay, of Honolulu has arrived here from 'New York, 
and is at the St. Francip. 

GREGG. — Miss Enid Gregg has returned from a delightful visit to 
Honolulu. 

OWEN". — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gilchrist Owen have arrived from Portland, 
and are at the Palace. 

OXNARD. — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oxnard have returned from the East, 
and are at their home on Broadwaj 

PENROSE. — Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Penrose, of Colorado Springs, are visit- 
ing friends in town, and are at the St. Francis. 

WALKER. — Lieutenant J. C. Walker. Jr., and Mrs. Walker are up Horn 
the Presidio at Monterey, and are at the St. Francis. 

WARD. — Dr. and Mrs. James M. Ward have returned from their honey- 
moon trip, and are at the Fairmont, 

WB3IL. — Mr. and Mrs. Sylvaln Weil, who have lived In Paris since the 
fire, ha\ returned to San Francisco, and are at the St. Fi 

WI2LLBR. Miss Anna Waller has returned to her i ■ In Pai Ific avenue 

after a vlsH of several days Ln Visalia 

DEPARTURES. 
ARMAT.- Mr, and Mrs. Thomas Annul Balled "U Wednesday i,., the 

Orient, where they will enjoy a wedding trip ol several w 
BJORNSTAD.— Captain BJornstad, if. 9. A., and Mrs. BJo ■ re- 

turned to their home • >' Fori Snelllng, 
BRICE.— Mrs. J, J. Brice and Miss Elizabeth Brice lefl re New 

York, and will sail shortly fol I'-'i' 

CALHOUN. Mrs, Patrick Calhoun bat lefl for the Blast, ■•■ :. -v will 

loin Mr Calhoun. 
COOK.— Clifton Cook lefl recently for Paris to promote his sand blast 

businesi 
DERNHAM.- Mr, ami Mrs. Albert Dernham hi Bast, where they 

win make a brief visit. 
DRAPER. — Mrs. t. W. Morgan Drapei lefl on Thursday foi < toronadOi 

where she will be the guesl ol her daughter, Mrs. Klrkwood Donavln. 
DUTTON Mrs William I Dutton and Miss Maty Page Dutton .-ailed 

recentlj foi Pa ia, where I pend two months. 

1 1 \ i;i iino, Mr and Mrs. John I tnlla, 

n ii.i ■ they win make their home. 
HOOK, Mrs. M. B, Hook has lefl f-- »r a two weeks' 

visit. 
[VERS. Mr, and Mrs. Richard Even sailed lasl Saturday for their home 

in i [onolulu. 
ORD Lieutenant H G Oi I ■ I ently to the Presidio of Monl 

whore stationed tor three months. 

HKKi I William I. sot the holli 

here, have rot urn ed to the ProsldlO Ol Monl 

RB8BRICK, Miss Reserlck, daughter o( Bishop Rcserlch lefl sday 

evening for San Diego, where she will visit fi 

SMITH. Judge William II. South. Jr. and i i on 

Wednesday for Honolulu to i» l absent t 
STEWART.- Mrs, Margaret Stewart will lew 

and expects to be away about a \ 

INTIMATIONS. 
ai.kx an mi; Mrs Charlec ider 

I to return from abroad In U 
AVERT.— Mrs. Howard tvei the 

guest of he Law, Mrs. i 

ha 1. 1 'Wix Mr. and Mis George \ <■■ 

the Fairmont 
BARRON, Mr si d Mrs. Ward Barron are enjoyli n al r»el 

Monte, but will return to town she 

snt is now traveling in ItaJ re- 

turn to San Pre \pril. 



DE s aula. Mr. and Mi , Bugem de Sabla and Miss Vera de Sable have 

' """ , U P tn Hi theii home in El Cerrlto, and are at the Fairmont for 
days. 
BYRE. Mr. and iffi Perrj Eyn ■ . 111 ipe ;., n ,,,,■ i . 

at the Fairmont. 
FENWICK.— Mrs. Frederick N. Fenwick is in New fork for the winter. 

and expeel a to return to this cil s al the die oi March. 

GIRVIN.- Mr, and Mrs. Richard Girvln and Miss Lee Glrvin will apend the 

remainder ot the winter at the Fairmont. 
GUITTARD.— Mrs, Etienne Guittard and Miss Beatrice Guittard are at 

Del Monte, where they will stay for several weeks. 

tfWOOD.— Frederick Greenwood and Captain H. R. i as< . U. S. A., 

have taken apartments at the St. Francis for the remainder of the 

winter. 
HAMMOND.— Mrs. Richard Hammond, of Colorado Springs, will spend 

several weeks as the guest of her parents, Air, and Mrs. James Potter 

Laughorae on Pacific avenue. 
KEENEY.— Mrs. Charles M. Keeney and Miss fnnes Keeney are en route 

home from New York. 
LONG.— Mrs. Oscar Lon^ and Miss Marguerite Butters are en route to 

Manila to visit Colonel and Mrs. Lincoln Karmany. 
LOUGHBOROUGH. — Mrs. Alexander Loughborough, Miss Bessie Zane and 

Mrs. Mary Tobin are planning to spend next month at the Potter at 

Santa Barbara. 
MANN. — Mrs. Seth Mann is having an enjoyable visit in New York, and 

will be away another month. 
MILLER.— Mrs. H. M. Miller and Miss Flora Miller are at Palm Beat h. 
MOORE.— Mr. and Mrs. Percy Moore are at the St. Francis for a few 

days. 
PETERS.— Mrs J. F. Peters and Miss Anna Peters will remain at the 

Fairmont until the Lenten season. 
PONIATOWSKI.— Princess Poniatowski has closed her Paris home tem- 
porarily, and is at Cannes with her niece, Miss Ethel Crockei 
SCHOONMAKER.— Mrs. Carl Schoonmaker. who is visiting California, 

will return to Paris in the spring. 
SPERRY. — Mr. and Mrs. George Sperry, who spent the holidays in New 

York, will go to Washington this month to visit Mr. and Mrs. Marion 

de Vries. 
STEELE.— Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Steele are established in their attractive 

home at the top of Russian Hill, 32 Florence street. 
SULLIVAN.— Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Sullivan, with their son and daugh- 
ter, are in Rome, where they will spend a month. 
TEVIS. — Dr. Harry Tevis. who has been spending the winter months in 

Europe, is en route to this city. 
TOBIN.— Mrs. Mary Tobin and Mrs, A. M. Loughborough are planning to 

spend the early spring weeks In Santa Barbara. 
TOBIN.— Mr. and Mrs, Joseph Sadoc Tobin are planning a trip to Europe 

In the spiinc:. 



DEL MONTE SOCIAL NOTES. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fr is McComi i guests of honoi al e dells I 

dinn.a- at I'< M Sal r. ■_■ 1 1 | ■■ i: . I [anford, Of 

New fork, was the charming hostess, her guests being, besides Mr. and 

Mrs. McC as, i i I Ireaey, ' : , s. \ , Lieutenant Ord, Llei 

Kobson, Miss Beatrice Guittard and Mr. it. <; Hanford 
Mr. w. P Trimble, of Seattle, who with Ms familj It making a motor 

: . . i sh car and will 

for some time al this famous hostelry. 
n«>ward Havens and Fred Havens, son of the Piedmont mlllionaii 

lI Del Monte lasl week on the i Mghtful motor 

State and even down over the Mexican boundary, having 
covered 1700 miles In thi twenty dayi been done. 

F. R Shelby, r. 3. \. Major and iton, U. S. A., and 

.Mrs, L. Q, CorWlm i and at 

sldlo "f Mon r 

Alexandei and Miss I of New Fork, are 

at Del Moni.-. having taken apartments for the reel of the a 
Worthington Palmer, of New Fork, 

\ii. and Mrs, c, c. Webster spent last week al Del Mont" 



YOU CAN'T FORGET THEM. 



sh f : ; Mello * freatn I 
■ i her box. The rich, en 

i 
■ 
t Sutter; and 29 Market stri 



Arrival of Spring Materials 

It affords me much pleasure to announce the 
arrival of the very latest novelties of materials 
and styles for ladies' tailor-made costumes 
that will be fashionable for the 

SPRING SEASON 19 11 

MY COLLECTION IS WELL WORTHY OF YOUR EARLY 
INSPECTION 

H. BREIT. L»d ig .- T.ilor 
716 Van Ness Avenue near Turk Street 



rANUART 21, 19] 1. 



San Francisco News Letter 



In 350,000 Miles of Travel in the Service 
Sixes Reduce the World's Lowest Upkeep 



Here are the Results for Three Years 


Year Cars 


Tool Mileage Toeal Upkeep Expense 


1910 10 


165,901.9 $ 6.96 


1909 10 


118,503 127.30 


1908 10 


65,687.4 15.13 


Totals 30 


350,092.3 $149.39 


Grand Average 


■ - - 43 Cents Per 1000 Miles 



These Are Sworn Statements 

Every figure In this advertisement is supported by the sworn 
statements of the car owners whose names are printed in the 
three annual lists. 

Made by Car Owners 

All these owners are well ami favorably known in their sev- 
eral communities — people of business and social standing. 

Covering a Definite Time 

The mileage credited to each ear was covered (odometer 
measurement) by that car in the service of its individual owner. 
between these dates: 

1910 records — April 1. 1910, to November 30, 1910. 

1909 records — November 1, 1908, to June 30, 1909. 

1908 records — November 1, 1907, to June 30, 1908. 

And Total Repair Expense 

The upkeep expense charged against each ear is sworn to as 
"the total cost of repairs on said automobile between said dates 
(exclusive of tire repairs.") 

Reports Made Monthly 

Each owner made a report eaeh month between the dales 
stated. 

And Accepted by Disinterested Judges 

Each report of mileage and upkeep expense was passed upon 
and accepted by a committee of judges, having no connection 
with the Winton Company. These judges acted with unre- 
stricted authority, and have themselves made affidavits cover- 
ing their annual decisions. 

The Net Result 

Every possible precaution has been taken to present to the 
automobile world an absolutely authentic record of the cost of 
upkeep expense for Winton Six cars. 

And. due to these precautions, to the character of the owners 
whose reports are listed, to the review by disinterested judges, 
and to the fact that all these records were made by stock 
models, owned and driven in individual service, these figures 
supply upkeep evidence worth the consideration of every car 
buyer who Is interested in t he cost <,r keeping a car in opera- 
t ion after purchase. 



Upkeep Records of 1910 



Car Owners 


City 


Total 
Mileage 


Tot.l Upkoel 
Expense 


1. 


W. T. Boutell 


Minneapolis 


21,127 


SI. 40 


*2. 


J. E. Clenny 


Chicago 


19,015 


.30 


3. 


W. J. Friedlander 


Cincinnati 


18,809 


.30 


4. 


Martin Daab 


Hoboken, N. J. 


17,130.9 


None 


5. 


Isaac Bacharach 


Atlantic City 


17,390 


S3. 46 


6. 


L. T. Peterson 


Youngstown, O. 


15,790 


None 


7. 


W. B. Martin 


Cleveland 


14,847 


None 


8. 


H. M. Cheney 


Toledo 


14,059 


None 


9. 


S. S. Boothe 


Los Angeles 


13,526 


None 


10. 


H. J. Phipps 


Boston 


14,208 


SI. SO 




Totals 




16S,901.9 


$6.96 



* Same car won prizes in 1908 and iqoq contests. 



Upkeep Rec< 


Car Owner 


C 


§*1. J. E. Clenny 


Chicago 


2. Isaac Bacharach 


Atlantic 


3. G. W. Frost 


Montcla 


|4. T.N. Barnsdall 


Pittsbur 


•5. Jacob Axelrod 


New Yo 


6. Loftus Cuddy 


Clevelai 


7. Wm. Burnham 


Philadel 


8. W. B. Martin 


Clevelar 


9. W. B. McAllister 


Clevelai 


10. H. W. Mallen 


Chicago 


Totals - - 


* Same cars used in ie,o8also. 


1 Car equipped with Itmt 


usine boi 



Proof is Always B 



We want you to know the inside story about these upkeep 
records. 

When the Wintnn Six was first marketed in 1007, the one 
objection urged by competitors was: 

"More cylinders, more trouble, more expense." 

It was up to us to prove this objection false. 



What Proof to Get 

How to establish this proof was reasoned out as follows: 
Proof must come from car owners themselves, representing 

actual experience with AVinton Sixes in every-day Individual 

service. 

Proof must be shown in figures of mileag e and gxpense , for: 

1 — Automobile trouble always cuts down mileage. 

2 — Automobile trouble always increases expense. 

Thus, very naturally, we determined to secure, from Winton 

Six car owners authentic records of their mileage and of the 

expense Of keeping their cars in best running condition. 



How to Get Proof 



In order to secure reports with systematic regularity, it was 
decided to offer awards. 



Not to car owners, because aw 
as rebates, or as price cutting. 

But to the chauffeurs employe 

And preferably to chauffeurs, 
who actually drive and care for 
would benefit their employers 
handle their ears with the utma 

Consequently, ten cash prizes; 
offered to those ten chauffeurs 
owners who should prove having 
at least expense for upkeep. 



First Yea 



The first contest, begun in 19 
cars of 65,687 miles traveled on 

This record certainly proven t 
more trouble and more expense 

But one year's records were nc 

We determined to prove thatij 
continue to run year after year 
than other cars, but at kss exp* i 

So the $2500 contest becamSl 




Winton Six 
Bodies include 
touring type 
with and with- 
out four doors, 
toy tonneau, 
torpedo, road- 
ster, landau- 
let and limou- 
sine. 



winton si: 

THE 48 H. P. WINTON SIX TOURING CAR, $3000. 




California Advertiser 



January 21, 1911. 



>f Individual Owners Winton 
:ost to 43 Cts. Per 1000 Miles 




s of 1909 




Total 
Mileage 


Total Upkeep 




17.003 


None 


. 


11,000 

10,595 
15,669 


S 0.30 

None 
Hi. 15 




17,720 
8,728 
8,702 


60.00 

.30 

None 




10,726 

10,788 

7,572 


S 7.50 

26.55 

1.50 




118.503 


$127.30 


N 


pped with li 
>vember 15th 


mousine body, 
to April itth 



Upkeep Records of 1908 


Car Owner 


City 


Total 

Mil. ei;e 


Total Upkeep 
Expense 

S12.00 

None 

None 

$ 3.00 

.03 

None 

None 

None 

None 
$ 0.10 


1. Milton Schnaier 

2. Jacob Axelrod 

3. H. S. PIckands 

4. Jas. T. Brennan 

5. Warren Somers 

6. Mrs. L. R. Speare 

7. Jos. Fish 

8. H. H. Roelofs 

9. J. E. Clenny 
10. E. A. Rooney 


New York 
New York 
Euclid. Ohio 
Brooklyn 
Atlantic City 
Newton Centre. Mr... 
Chicago 

Elkins Park, Pa 
Chicago 
Buffalo 


11,683 
7,570 
6,632.8 
6,806 
6,183 
6,113.6 
5,535 
5,415 
5,155 
4,594 


T 


65,687.4 


SIS. 13 





ter Than Theory 



o them might be regarded 

Winton Six car owners. 
le, since they are the men 
rs, awards offered to them 
Obouraglng chauffeurs to 
re and thoroughness, 
total value of $2,500 were 
ie employ of Winton Six 
sled the greatest distances 



Second Year's Proof 



The .sit I annual contest, begun In 1908, established a record 

for ten cars of L18.609 miles traveled on $127.30 upkeep expense. 

in this contest, prises were won with two cars that had also 
competed the previous year, making total (two /ears) n 
as follows: 

Mr. J. HI, Clenny, 22,lf>8 miles, no upkeep expense. 

Mr. J. Axelrod, 26,290 miles, $60 upkeep expense. 



Third Year's Proof 



Proof 



tablished a record for ten 

1 upkeep expense. 

x cylinders did not mean 

ugh. 

in Sixes could and would 

only al no more expense 

goal flxi tire. 



The third contest, that of 1910, closed November 30 

established a record for ten cars of L.66,901.9 miles travel. . I On 

96.96 upkeep expense. 

in this contest a prise was won i.v one car thai had comp 
in i.oth previous contests, making ;i total record for three 
as follows. 

J, E. Clenny, 41,178 mil a upkeep e 

And the grand average tor this three year test of Winton si* 

cars, in B total dlsl LI B cents per 1,000 

miles. 



Proving That — 



More cylinders, as embodied In the Winton SI* ■ 

mileage and more enjoyment, and [ess trouble and i *-s.-- ex] 




What These Upkeep Records Mean to You 

These records were made in open competition. 

All the reports are open for inspection at any time by any one 
interested. 

The plan of Winton Six upkeep contests has been widely ad- 
vertised for more than three years. 

Because the cost of upkeep expense is knowledge of import- 
ance to every car buyer. 

Only Maker to Offer Convincing Proof 

And yet — 

The Winton Company is the only automobile manufacturer 
the world over that has shown sufficient confidence in the ser- 
viceability of its ears to give to the public bona fide certified 
figures of the upkeep expense actually encountered by known 
owners for cars in individual service, month after month, year 
after year. 

And it means just this: 

That whatever virtue other cars may possess or lack, the 
Winton Six possesses the virtue of being able to render the 
highest grade of service, day after day, rolling up big mileage If 
the owner wants it. and 

Being able to do this at so little expense for upkeep that re- 
pair bills whollv rease to be of any consequence. 

What the Winton Six has done for 
these owners, it can do for you 

Result Shows Car Merit 

Tin record established by thirty cars in three years of work, 

ng a total distance greater than m times around the earth 

at the equat it, is no accident. 

ii represents car merit, for no car, no matter how carefully 

i and nursed, could do such work ii the merit wasn't there 

when the ear was le lgne< I built. 

Plan Encourages Your Chauffeur 

Tf embi r thai our 19J i awards 

prise $1, '. total $3,500). will be s big Inducement for him 

to keep your Winton Six always md -it the lowest 

-i of upkeep to ■■•'■" . Because the chauffeur who 
runs up big repair bills can't win any of th< ! The 

Winton Six stlon. 

H will be worth s good deal t" you, Mr. Owner, to have In 
your employ a chauffeur who wins one of these awards. Fori 
in winning, 

But More Than That — 

But whether you have S Chauffeur or not, it will he worth 

more to have In • one "f these Wlnto 

that have in them the merit that produces the world's lo 
d Tor upkeep expei 

Get Our Upkeep Book 

r information about the Wln- 
Wlth the catalogue, we will 
keep Book. Which presents In detail the facts and tig 

miles. Clip the coupon and mail it to- : 

The Winton Motor Car Co 

Licensed Under Selden Patent. 

300 Van Ness Ave. 



INTON SIX TOURING CAR WITH FOUR DOOR BODY. *305O. 




'Phones 



Msicgtrtkeik's "Mm© IBM 



99 



[While "en voyage" to England last April 1 read from the 
ship's daily "wireless" iownal the criticisms of MaeterlinVs 
"Blue Bird," then in the midst of a wonderfully successful "run" 
at th( Drury Lane Theatre in the- Haymarket, London. A 
happy afternoon, less thou a fortnight, later, found me there. 
From thi first sa ne in the wood- « , ullage In the last dosing 

Tyltyl {-Our Blue Bird is Inst; if any of you find 
him will yon be so very kind as to give him bach to us — we need 
him for our happiness later on"). I was constantly entertained 
as the spiritual, yet joyful, symbols were made clear, and the 
beautiful si enes unfolded to our delighted eyes. The Blue Bird 
is a symbol of happiness. The principal characters are the child- 
ren, Tyltyl and Myltyl, their parents, Daddy and Mummy Tyl 
(he o iroodchopper), and their grandparents. Maeterlinl calls 
il a Fairy Tale. There are five oris and twice as many icenes, 
but lover for a moment did it drag. It was produced at the 
New Theatre in New York City last October, and. while the 
American production has been ably criticised, I thought that a 
personal letter rom one who saw it in its English homi and by 
riginal players might he of interest to readers of the News 
Letter.) 

The "Blue Bird," by Maurice Maeterlinck, is on the order of 

"Peter Pan," and "The Little White Bird," by Barrie. - 

as animal.-, elements and things play an important pari in it. 
Maeterlinck calls it a fairy talc. When it was put upon the don- 
s a pear ago. i red gem rally to be a "once upon 

iy, and, while a long run was predicted, the manage- 
ment thought it would appeal wholly to little folks, tt was near- 
ing the close of its sixth mouth to crowded houses when I saw 
it. and there were more grown-ups thani children there. 

The "Blue Bird" is a symbol of happiness. The play opens 
at night, at a time when, through sleep, many think we come into 
a new consciousness. 

It is Chri- the children, Myltyl and Tyltyl. arc tucked 

away in bed. We see the interior of a woodcutb iV 

iy Tyl crosses the room to put out the light, and 
moment the scene is in darkness. Then the children wake, sit 
up in bed, and talk with each other.. They see across the Btret I 
a beautiful Christmas tree in the home of a rich neighbor, also 
a table laden with sweets and Lollypops. At sight of these the 
children dance for joy, and in imagination eat with their more 
fortunate neighbors. The dialogue between them is interesting 
and at times pathetic: 

Tyltyl — Do you hear the music? Let's get up. 

Mvtyl — See the carriages and horses, and oh! the goodies! 
Will they eat all? Do you suppose they will give us some? 

Tyltyl — I had some once when I was little, hut they don't 
on enough 

Mytyl — Why don't they eat them at once? 

Tyltyl — Because they are not hungry. 

Mvtyl (in stupilied amazement) — Not hungry? 

They are now out of bed, with their little fares flattened 
against the window. There is a knock on the door. Quiet and 
frightened they stand. The latch seems to Lifl itself, and an old 
unman dressed in green, obviously a fairy, enters. She tells 
them they must go and find the Blue Bird. We witness a wonder- 
ful transformation scene brought about by turning a diamond on 
a magic hat given by the fairy to Tyltyl. The pet dog becomes a 
little man with n bull-dog fa hi made me think of a miniature 
John Bull. The hours are released from the clock, and. like beau- 
tiful sprites, they danced, beribboned, to exquisite music. The 
sauce-pans went spinning around like singing toy tops. The linen 
opened its door and showed magnificent rows of opalesque 
gold and silver stuffs. Light, whom the Fairy has sent to guidi 
the children on their .journey, appears, a beautiful princess in 
white and silver. Other elements, Water and Fire, and the use- 
ful things. Bread, Sugar, and Milk, are a part of this wonderful 
scene. 

A loud knock is heard. The diamond is turned quickly, and the 
light is as dim as at first. They all creep out. Daddy Tyl looks 
in. He has heard the noise, but, now seeing it quiet, says: "I! 
was only the crickets singing." He not only sees the children in 
their cots, but with a remark to Mammy Tyl, "I hear them 
breathing," the first act closes. 

And so the children start out in search of the Blue Bird. As 
the curtain rises on the second act, we see them approaching the 
Land of Memory. Here dwell their grandparents, spoken of as 
"no longer living." At first they wander as in a fog. then the 



mist moves, disperses and gradually disappears. We see in this 
new light a cheerful cottage. There are bright flowers in pots 
on the window sill. Over the door is a cage in. which is a sleep- 
ing blackbird. Beside the door on a bench is seated an old couple 
sound asleep. They waken, and we hear a dialogue before they 
discover the children. 

Granny Tyl — I feel that our grandchildren who are alive are 
coming to see us to-day. They must be near, for tears of joy 
are dancing before my eyes. 

Granddad Tyl — No, they are a long way off: J still feel ven 
\i eak. 

The children rush upon them and all kiss and hug frantically, 
is much pathos in the plea of the old couple: 

"Why do you not come to see us more often. * * * We art; 
always here waiting for a visit from those who are alive. * * * 
Every time you think of us we wake and see you again. * * * 
Yes, we get plenty of sleep while waiting for a thought of the 
living to come and waken us." 

The Children! — You haven't changed a bit. 

Granny Tyl — Xo; we have stopped growing older. 

The Children — There's the old blackbird, (He begins to 
sing.) 

Granny Tyl — You see, as soon as one thinks of him * * * 

The Children — Where an li tic brothers and sisters? 

i ip ar like a scl of beautiful pan-pipes. Myltyl and Tyltyl 

fondle and ki-.- them. I 

\\ E are well — we have ceased living — nothing to fear — 

t rver ill here. (They play and quarrel and eat old-time 

prepaj d b] Granny Tyl. Suddenly Tyltyl, glancing up. 
'Look! the bird is blue * * * will you give him to us?" 
Bidding farewell, they Le ing the bird in its cage. We 

see them for a moment alone. The scene has shifted. 

Myltyl— II 18 cold; I am frightened. And oh. Tyltyl, tii. 

has Sown. 

The - closes. Vd happiness was not found there. 

With Act Three we i wonderful scene, the Palace oi 

Night. The children begged to be allowed to search for the lord. 
In spite of the fact thai Nighl Bays: "I tell you, the Blue Bird 
ii. i- never been here," Tylt; ahead, and the second scene 

tys an iridescent azure ball, Btaircase, and garden. There 
are thousand- nt' exquisite blue-birds flying about. Never in my 
life had I seen anything so radiantly beautiful. The children 

catch them gleefully- :il iCgin to dil — the children 

to weep. The next scene shows a great forest. Finally the] 
catch one blue-bird, bul he, too, flies away! On in their quesl 
* * * nor have they found happiness there. 
The Ersl scene in A< I Pour is never to be forgotten. Thej 
wandered into a graveyard — the tombs are about to open. 
Tyltyl leaves his trembling little sister and looks in. There irise 

a wonderful magic garden. He looks into the yawning Spaces 
and finds them filled with beautiful white lilies, and when, to 
her frightened query: "Where are the dead?" his surprised 
'■There are no dead!" Glli - with tears, yet gave me, 

and 1 am sure to all, a comfort thai will be with me tor all I ime. 
1 third scene is in the kingdom of the Future, where are 
myriads of unborn children awaiting their chani t Lite. 

The song of the expectant mothers was indescribably beautiful. 
''Heavens! how beautiful! Surely we will find the Bird here." 
says Tyltyl. 

An Unborn Child to Tyltyl — They tell us the mothers stand 
waiting a) the door. They i re a I, an n't the] P 

Tyltyl- Oh, yes; mother- an : " tter than anything else in the 
world, 

Act Five is spoken of as the leave-taking. The children bid 
II to Light and the Animals who have accompanied them, 
and we see them in their little co - as ai first. Their parents 
...il ei ih. m, and are fearful they are ill in hearing them talk of 
their journey — of Light — and of the clouds of beautiful blue- 
birds. They are visited bv a neighbor who has a little sick girl. 
I f only they had a hlne-bird to cine her ! They look at their own 
bird. ''Why. our bird is blue; he was blue all the time and we 

did not know it." Happiness is here ! They offer the bird. The 

little girl is cured, and, though the bird flies away, they don'l 

care, as they now know the] can find another at any time. Little 

[■ward, saying: "We have lost our blue-bird. If 

any of yon find him, will you be so very kind as to give him hue!. 

i n- —we may need him for our happiness later on 

And so the story ends. 

Eleanor Conni u.. 



January 21, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



21 



A GM'§ iPnw®g&ftiiw 

When it become apparent to the top tloor girl and the nice 
young man it was apparent to everybody else that they had 
reached the sentimental stage; and the top floor said it was time 
to reform. 

"You mustn't com* to see me so often any more," she said. 
"We don't want people to think we are a pair of sillies." 

"I don't see anything silly about our liking each other," said 
nice young man gallantly. 

"Well, I do." said she. "It makes me feel very foolish to know 
that everybody is saying I am in Jove. We must try to counteract 
that impression. Hereafter, when you come to see me I am go- 
ing to let on to the other girls that I doui't care two straws 
whether you eome or not, and you must pretend to the boys that 
you would a good deaj rather stay with them and smoke and play 
raids than to eome and see me, only you have an engagement and 
feel in. duty bound to keep it." 

The nice young man emphatically disapproved of this cryptic 
scheme for outwitting the general public, but the top floor girl 
prevailed, as usual, and they separated with the understanding 
that the next time he called each should act as if the society of 
the other were endured only under actual compulsion. 

The following Wednesday the top floor girl was urged by three 
other girls to accompany them to the theatre. Before rejecting 
the invitation she called into requisition her most pensive man- 
ner. 

"Oh, dear," she said, "I wish I could, but I'm afraid I'll have 
to stay at home. I rather think Ernest Wilson is coining this 
evening. Of course, I wish he were not, for I'd ever so much 
rather go with you girls than stay here and talk with him, but he 
said he might come, and it wouldn't look very well for me to run 
away and leave nobody here to entertain him." 

"Oh, of course, we understand ail about thai." remarked the 
tall girl, sympathetically. "But really, my dear, I don't think 

you need stay home on lhal .ire it. I don'l think Ernest will 

come." 

"Why not?" demanded the top floor girl. 

"Because he has another engagement. My brother an him in 
the office this afternoon and wanted him to lake a hand in a 
poker game this evening, but be excused himself on the ground 
of a previous engagement, lie didn't want to go, though. My 
brother said he seemed awfnllj cui up iboul it. The girl, Era 

said, was a good deal of a I , but he had pi i i all, and 

couldn't very well back out. ifo lagim must be pri 

stupid when a nice ;, ig man like Ernest talks that way. Ami 

so," added the tall girl, "that lets you out, for it is quite evidenl 
he didn't have you in mind. And irl is, he 

is bound to go there instead of coming hi well 

eome with us and have a good time as stay here and mope." 

The theatre, however, had mo charms for the top floor girl 
i hen. 

"No, thank you," she said; "I think I prefer to mope." 

She moped until s o'clock, I a oung man cami 

"1 think." was the top il girl 

getting to be >■ i tble I don'l think il you 

to make two engagements for thi same evenii 

"Who made two engagements [or the Bai 
the young man, whose niceness was for the moment swallowed up 
in astonishm 

"You did. If you promised that other 
her, why don't you go? 1 will excuse you. I'll 

I if you liki 

The nice young man stood in the middle of the floor gaping 
and staring. 

"What other girl?" he asked. 

"I don't know who she is. The one yon had 
with." 

"But 1 had no engagement except this." 

"Pardon me, but you must have had. Von 
brother you had. You said you hat be- 

cause the girl is si ire, but you bad 

couldnl gi t out of it." 

"Oh, Lord!" laughed th iung man. "I 1 

around to you already? 1 said il is no 

other girl, 1 said il about you." 

" Vboul mi ►-floor girl. " \ iou 

said out me?" 

The nice young man wilted. 



"Why, yes.' he Faltered. "J1 was i part of our plan. You 

told me to. You said " 

"Oh, keep still," she commanded. rriblc. So I am 

a bore, am I? Horribly stupid, am I? O-o-h! How dare you 

say such things about me?" 

"\\ ell," returned the young man with a sudden show of spunk, 

"I'll bet it's no worse than you said about me. I'll bet you told 

the girls you wished I wouldn't come and a whole lot of stuff to 

i he same tune." 

The top-floor girl threw back her head loftily : 

"Oh, well," she said, "that's different."— N. Y. Herald. 



THE ONE "BEST SELLER." 

The Bible is to-day more widely read than ever. Last year 
Bible societies printed and circulated 11,37S,854 Bibles. More 
Bibles are sold than any other hundred books together. It is now 
printed in, 400 languages. China alone last year bought 428,000 
Bibles. Last year's Bible output of the British and Foreign 
Bible Society was 6,620,024 copies. In the 106 years of its ex- 
istence that society had issued 220,000,000 copies of the Scrip- 
tures, and its annual output is steadily rising, last year's being 
685,000 copies in excess of the year preceding. Of what other 
book could anything like this be said? If you pile in a single 
pyramid all the copies of the Koran since Mahomet's day till 
now, with all the copies of the Scandinavian Bddas, the Hindu 
Vedas, the Persian Zend Avesta, the Buddhist Tripitakas and 
the Chinese Five Kings, and add to the pile the hundred other 
most famous books the world has ever known, including the 
"best sellers" of all the ages, the pyramid contrasted with the 
thousands of millions of copies of the Bible would be as an ant- 
heap to Mount Everest. 



One day a big city bank received the following message 

from one of its country correspondents : "Pay $25 to .John Smith, 
who will call to-day." The cashier's curiosity became suspicious 
when a cabman assisted into the bank a drunken "fare," who 
shouted that he was John Smith and wanted some money. Two 
clerks pushed, pulled and piloted the boisterous individual into a 
private room away from the Bight and hearing of regular deposi- 
tors. The cashier (Tired the i ountry hank: "Man claiming to be 
John Smith is here Highly intoxicated. Shall we await iden- 
tification!?" The answer read: "Identification complete. Pay 
the money." — Success Magazine. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



Januaut 21, 1911. 



Fire Marine Automobile 

Fireman's Fund Insurance Company 



Capital, $1,500,000 



Assets, $7,000,000 



California and Sansome Streets, 
San Francisco, California. 



The Western States Life Insurance Co. 



SAN FRANCISCO 



Capital 



$1,000,000 



Has been granted license for the sale oi Insurance In California and 
Washington. Other Western States will be Immediately opened. 

Issuing the most attractive line of policies ever offered. 

Now Is the time to negotiate very desirable District and State Agency 
Contracts. 

Men who want to move to the great and prosperous West, and line up 
with a Live Enterprise, surrounded by boundless resources and possi- 
bilities, should write to 

PRATT & GRIGSBY, General Agents, San Francisco. (All territory 
west of the Mississippi River.) 

FRANK A. WERNER, Los Angeles. General Agent Southern California 
and Arizona. 620-23 Security Building, Los Angeles, Cal. 

W. M. ELLIOTT, General Agent State of Washington and Alaska, 605 
Colman Building, Seattle. Washington. 

L. 8. ADAMS, General Agent State of Utah, 527-28 Newhouse Building. 
Salt Lake City, Utah. 



Cash Capital, J400.000. 



Cash Assets. $970,146. 



Pacific Coast Casualty Company 

OF CALIFORNIA. 

Employers* Liability, General Liability, Teams, Elevator, Workmen's 
Collective, Vessels, Automobile, Burglary, Plate Glass, Personal Accident 
Insurance, Fidelity and Surety Bonds. 

Officers — Edmund F. Green, President; John C. Coleman, Vice-Presi- 
dent; F. A. Zane, Secretary; Ant Borel & Co., Treasurer; F. P. Deering, 
Counsel. 

Directors — A. Borel. H. E. Bothin, Edward L. Brayton, John C. Cole- 
man, W. E. Dean, F. P. Deering, E. F. Green, James K. Moffltt, J. W. 
Phillips, Henry Rosenfeld, Adolph A. Son. 

Head Office — Merchants* Exchange Building, San Francisco. Marshal 
A. Frank Company, General Agents for California, 416 Montgomery St., 
San Francisco. 

The Connecticut Fire Insurance Company 

Of Hartford. Established 1860. 

Capital $1,000,000 

Surplus to Policyholders 3.050.063 

Total Assets 7,478,440 

ALASKA COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 
Benjamin J. Smith, Manager. 

British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co. Ltd. 

OF LIVERPOOL. 

Capital J6.700.00l 

BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., Agent,. 
350 California Street. San Francisco 

The Weft Coaft Life Insurance Co. 

SAN FRANCISCO. CAL. 



A strong, well managed Institution; organized under the rigid Insurance 
laws of California. Its policy forms are clear and explicit and define and 
guard the Interests of policy-holders as do those of no other company. 
Ask any agent, or write the company for sample of policy forms. 



Roy C. Ward 



James K. Polk 



Jas. W. Dean 



Geo. E. Billings 



Geo. E. Billings Company 



ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE EFFECTED 




inswa™ 




312 California St.. San Francisco, Cal 



Phone Douglas 2233 



Owing to the recent promotion of John J(. Xorris, of Norris 
& Boberson, to the oilier of superintendent of agencies for the 
National Lift, U. S. A., the firm has boon dissolved. The agency 
for the aouthern part of the State has been given to Charles B. 
Conner, with headquarters at Los Angeles, and M. A. Xorris. a 
brother of John I!. . « ill lake the northern half, with his office in 
San Francisco. 

* * * 

H. M. Schmidt, who was left out in the cold when the Seaboard 
Fire and Marine went out of business, has gone with the George 
II. Tyson general agency. He will do field work in Northern 
California, with headquarters in San Francisco. 

* * * 

Secretary Iiobert D. Lay, of the National Life, V. S. A., was 
a recent visitor to San Francisco. He is visiting the ('oast 
agencies to introduce the newly-appointed superintendent of 
agencies. 

While nothing official has been made public, there is a general 
feeling among Seattle underwriters that there will be an increase 
in cargo rates to Alaska, within a short time, 'the unusually 
heavy losses have convinced underwriters that under existing 
schedules there is no profit in 'be business, and advances are said 
to be imperative to place the market on a paying basis. While 
underwriters thought that L909 bad touched high-water mark- 
as far as losses in Alaska were concerned, the wrecks and damage 
claims of 1910 have been -till heavier. 

.Vnnouneement is made by Edwin W. Forrester, of the Fidelity 
Securities Company, that he and bis associates are organizing a 
new lire insurance company, to be known as the Xorth Pacific 
Fire ami Marine Insurance Company, of Seattle. The active 
management "1 the Dew company will be placed with IT. B. 
Scharlach, who was Formerly associated with the general agency 
of the Baker Tennant < '". 

* * * 

In bi- me- ago to the Legislature, Governor West, of Oregon, 

says: "Knowing the insurance laws of ibis Slate were obsolete 

and afforded little or no protection to the public, bin realizing 
that am attempt at complete revision without careful study and 
investigation would lead only to confusion, the lasl Legislature 

contented itself witb passing a law which removed a few of the 

more apparent abuses and provided For tic establishment of a 

depart n.i of insurance which was to have genera] supervision 

over all companies doing business in this Slate. The prohibi- 
tion of combination ami rale agreements between lire companies. 

and the opening up of the li> Id I mpetii ion. has resulted in a 

reduction of about twenty per cent in rates, ami means an an- 
nual saving to policyholders in ibis state of about $500,000. 

'I'lie in-nr.iM i nissioner has prepared a number of bills 

affecting insurance conditions, and recommends the appointment 
of a commission to prepare and submit to (be next Legislature 

an "up-to-date" and effective code oi insurance laws. 

* * • 

Senator Roseberry, of California, has introduced a bill re- 
pealing the mi of March, 1907, providing for the organization 
and management of mutual lire insurance companies, and sub- 
stituting what Roseberry thinks will be a better law. The statute 
of 1901 prescribed certain lines id' insurance I'm- the mutual 

companies, but these restrictions are nut in- Roseberry's bill. The 
minimum business requirement i- raised in the new measure. It 
provides that no policj shall be issued by a mutual company un- 
til at least ${ I has been subscribed in at least Hill separate 

or until the company has collected in premiums and has 

on hand not less than *•.'.">. (Mill in cash, in excess of ils liabilities 

other (ban ifs reinsurance reserve and its contingent fund, which 
consists of the liability of its members for an amount not less 
then .s.mi.ikiii. The expenses of tin- company must be limited to 
:;n per cent of the gross premiums less return premiums and re- 
insurance. Mutual companies of other Slate- may do business in 
California on filing witb the insurance commissioner a certain 



January 21, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



23 



financial Btatemercil Hie proposed acl is not to restrict nor 
affeci the law of 1891 concerning muni) muhial fire insurance 
companies. 

* * * 

San Francisco had nine conflagrations in 1908 ami nine in 
1909. Tin' record dropped I" three in L910. The hazardous 
conditions were described by the engineers of the National Board 
in 1905. The earthquake conflagration was a subjecl of a special 
report issued im July last. The average yearly losses per capita 
and per fire are high. Since (lie inspection in 1905, practically 
no improvements have heen made in the water works mi account 
hi' the controversy wit 1 ' a private corporation. A comprehensive 
ami excellent high-pressure watei system is in course of installa- 
tion. The building laws have been improved materially, ami the 
building conditions in (he business district are considered very 
good at the present time. The lire department has been strength- 
ened considerably, but the engineers report that politics appears 
to dominate supervision, civil service, and, at all times, 3isci- 
pline. Work on an adequate tire alarm system lias heen started. 
The conflagration hazard continues to be very serious in the out- 
lying sections of Hie city. Ordinances for the better installation 
of electricity are needed. 

That a good reputation pays in a business way is seen by the 
splendid amount of risks written last year by I be Home Insur- 
ance Company in the Pacific Coast field. This division, is divided 
into four departments: Northern California and Nevada is under 
the general agency of Harry L. 1'olf : Northwest Idaho, Oregon, 
Washington and British Columbia is under General Agent John 
I). Coleman; Southern California, Arizona and New Mexico is 
managed by James Suydam and Charles Quitzow. and Southeast 
Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming is im charge of Julius 
Young and Laurence C. Young. In all this territory, including 
Colorado, the company wrote last year $122,450. 837 of risks, for 
which it collected $1,693,404. Losses paid amounted to $670,- 
338, and losses incurred, $653,01 I. The Home has always paid 
one hundred cents on the'dollar, and this practice has won it 
patronage second to no company in the country. 

* * * 

The California Insurance Company will probably extend its 
field of operation in the southeastern field, entering Kentucky 
and Iowa under the direction of its Chicago manager, Henry 
■I. Woessner. Other territory is in contemplation, The splendid 
record made on the Pacific Coast ibis year, where a fine business 
was done with a loss ratio of about :'>l per cent, has more than 
evened the 50 per Rent loss ratio experienced by the Western de- 
partment, winch, in view of tl sperieni e ol other companies in 

the East is, unon the whole., quite satisfactory. 

* * * 

It. K. Ensign has resigned the Minnesota Stab ag a of the 

Aetna, in order to come to California, where he will enter the in- 
surance business together « ith for r Secretary Henrj < i. Smith. 

of the W'iona Fire Insurance Company. Mr. Ensign has >een 

with the Aetna since the fall of 1889. lie came to San Fl- 
atter the big lire of 1906 to adjust the Aetna's losses, and made 

main friends here. II was aider thi Was made Stati 

agent in Minnesota. 

* * * 

C. A. Colvin, who takes the Stale agency, under Col 
Olds, of the batter's i empale 

agency of Ibe Fidelity I *;:■ tin to reiurn to the field whi re he be- 
gan his insurance career. He enl Ted the insurance bush 
San Francisco in the yesi 1889, ami has a vridi friends 

ami acquaintances throughout ibe Pacific Nortl 

The Insurance Field says that G. H. Parker, formerly an in- 
spector im ' I ird of Underwriters, and the V\ 
Inioe. ii.i- res gned as superintendent of the Charleston 
of the WCsi Virginia Inspection Bureau. takin_ 
to become lire insurance engineer for a general agencj a 
land. Oregon. 

Volume I of Spokane, Wash., has just been delivered to com- 
panies by the Sanborn Map Company. 
Tin Vancouver bland Fire Under 
deavoring to bring about a reform in connection with forms of 
assignment in use in that vicinity. 

The Western Union 1 

ncouvei Island r n Under* ri G. M< - 

Lean, - d the company, has appointed II. S 

for Vancouver. 



It happened in Topeka. Three clothing Btores are on the 

same block, itue mot in the 

ri tof him a big sign: "Bankrupt Sale." and to the left, "Clos- 
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San Francisco News Letter 



January 21, 1911. 



A NEW AND UNIQUE LIFTING DEVICE. 

One of the most interesting innovations of the season is the 
Eaiswell Lifting Device, made by the Lovell-McConnell Manu- 
facturing Company, makers of the well-known Klaxon Warning 
Signal. 

A striking feature of the new lifting jack is the jointed exten- 
sion handle — 3U inches in total length. This novel contrivance 
enables the user to set the jack with the sole aid of the handle, 
thus doing away with the necessity of crawling under the car. 
and, as is often the ease, tearing or soiling cap and clothes against 
the dirt, grease and tar-laden under-surface of the fender. 

The swivel top of the Raiswell is easily adjusted to any In iiu 
xle. 




The 'ong extension handle, as will be noted in the ace 

ing illustration, ends in a brace-ami-bit style of construe! ion. A E- 
ter setting the jack, one has only to stand off, at a convenient dis- 
tance from the car, and rotate the braee-and-bit handle. 

The interior construction of the Raiswell is thai of a closely- 
fttted geaT and pinion - combination, affording a power increase 
in the ratio of six tn one. ft will raise any automobile ■ 
Life is six inches. 

The crank pinion of the compact, powerful device is cut from 
solid bar steel, hardened. All pari- are carefully cut and snugly 
fitted. The expert workmanship of the device throughout is 
indicated by the fact that it yields no oil or smut Leakage what- 
ever. The Raiswell carries a guarantee of indefinitely long wear. 

Resides the Klaxon, this is the only automobile a< eessorj which 
the Lovell-McConnell Company has seen fit to manufacture and 
sell. In its way. it is quite as unique as the Klaxon, and dis- 
tinguished by the same high-class workman-hip. 





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The Raiswell is attractively finished in black enamel and pol- 
ished nickel. Handles are of polished coco-bolo wood; In-' of 
selected grain ash. Height over all, eleven and three-quartei 
inches. Note the inner mechanism as shown above. 



A recent report of the Society of Automobile Engineers calls 
attention, to the fact that the one accessory which American 
manufacturers have been noticeably remiss in producing thus far 
is a high-grade jack. It would seem that the Lovell-McConnell 
Company's unique product completely fills a need, which every 
motorist lias felt. 

BANKING 

Wells Fargo Nevada National Bank 

OF SAN FRANCISCO 
No. 4 MONTGOMERY STREET 



Capital. Surplus and Undivided Profits $11,067,549.1*7 

0-l*1i and Siirht Exchange 12.523.5P1.86 

Total Resources 43,905,859.87 



Isaias W. Hellman President 

I. W. Hellman, Jr. ..Vice-President W. McGavin Assistant Cashier 

F. L. Lipman Vice-President E. L. Jacobs Assistant Cashier 

James K. Wilson.. .Vice-President V. H. Rossetti. . .Assistant Cashier 

Frank B. King Cashier C. L. Davis Assistant Cashier 

DIRECTORS 

J. W. Hellman, Jr. 

William Sproule 

Wm. Haas 

Wm. F. Herrln 

John C. Kirkpatrick 



W. 1 lellmati 
■ '. ill i lulgne 

■ 

T. Morgan 
I-'. W. Van Sleklen 
I [artland i -aw 



Janus L. Flood 
i lenry Rosenfelu 
J. Henry Meyer 
Charles J. Deering 
James K. Wilson 
F. L. Lipman 



Customers of this hank are offered every facility consistent with pru- 
dent banking. New accounts are Invited. 

THE CANADIAN BANK 
OF COMMERCE 

ESTABLISHED 1867 

Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000 
Reserve Fund, 7,000,000 



HEAD OFFICE. TORONTO 



SIR EDMUND WALKER C. V. O.. 



ALEXANDER LAIRD 



LL.D..D.C.L. 
President 
General Manager 



TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES 

The new Travellers' Cheques recently issued by this Bank are a most 
convenient way in which to carry money when traveling. They are is- 
sued in denominations of 



$10, $20, 



$50, 



$100, 



and 



$200 



and the exact amount payable in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, 
Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Sweden and 
Switzerland is stated on the face of each cheque, white In other coun- 
tries they are payable at current rates. 

The cheques and all information regarding them may be obtained at 
every office of the Bank. BRUCE HEATHCOTE, Manager. 

450 California Street corner Leldesdorff 

The German Savings and Loan Society 

Savings THE GERMAN BANK Commercial. 

(Member of the Associated Savings Banks of San Francisco.) 

526 California St., San Francisco, Cal. 

Guaranteed Capital $1,200,000.00 

Capital actually paid up In cash 1,000,000.00 

Reserve and Contingent Funds 1,580,518.99 

Employees' Pension Fund 109,031.35 

Deposits December 31st, 1910 42,039,580.06 

Total Assets 44,775,559.56 

Remittances may be made by Draft, Post Office, or Wells Fargo & Co.'s 
Money Orders, or coin by express. 

Office Hours: 10 o'clock a. m. to 3 o'clock p. m., except Saturdays to 
12 o'clock m. and Saturday evenings from 6:30 o'clock p. m. to 8 o'clock 
p. m. for receipt of deposits only. 

OFFICERS— President, N. Ohlandt; First Vice-President, Daniel Meyer; 
Second Vice-President and Manager, George. Tourny; Third Vice-Presi- 
dent, J. W. Van Bergen; Cashier. A. H. R. Schmidt; Assistant Cashier, 
William Herrmann; Secretary, A. H. Muller; Assistant Secretaries, G. 
J. O. Folte and Wm. D. Newhouse; Goodfellow, Eells & Orrick, General 
Attorneys. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS — N. Ohlandt, Daniel Meyer, George Tourny, 
J. W. Van Bergen. Ign. Steinhardt. I. N. Walter, F. Tillmann, Jr., E. T. 
Kruse and W. S. Goodfellow. 

MISSION BRANCH— 2672 Mission St., between 21st and 22d streets 
For receipt and payment of deposits only. C. W. Heyer, Manager. 

RICHMOND DISTRICT BRANCH. 432 Clement street, between 5th and 
6th avenues. For receipt and payment of deposits only. W. C. Heyer, 
Manager. 

Anglo & London Paris National Bank 

N. W. COR. OF SUTTER AND SANSOME STS. 

Paid Up Capital J4.000.000.00 

Reserve and Undivided Profits 1,700.000.00 

Deposits 23,600.000.00 

Cash and Sight Exchange 10.300.000.00 

SIg. Greenebaum President. 

H. Flelshhacker. Vlce-Pres. & Mgr. A. Hochsteln Asst. Cashier. 

Jos. Frledlander Vice-President C. R. Parker Asst. Cashier 

C. F. Hunt Vice-President Wm. H. High Asst Cashier 

R. AUschul Cashier H. Choynskl Asst Cashier 

A. L. Langerman, Secretary. G. R. Burdlck Asst. Cashier 

Issues Travellers' Letters of Credit, available In all parts of the world; 
buys and sells Foreign Exchange, and Issues drafts and cable transfers. 

Accounts of Banks. Bankers, Corporations. Firms and Individuals 
Invited. SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS. 



January 21, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



25 




Mommii 






By L. J. Pinkson. 

automobiles purchased for San Francisco and vicinity from Janu 
ary 9th to January 14th, Inclusive: 

YAGER, P., 129 Carl St., S. F Kisselkar 

YOUNG, JNO., 723 Sutter St.. S. F Chalmers 

GLEAMER, E\, 1515 Buchanan St.. S. F Auburn 

HEIMS, H., 2155 San Antonio Ave., Alameda Brush 

HANIFY. J. R.. 21 Market St., S. F Pierce-Arrow 

BECKER. F. G., 401 Telegraph Ave., Oakland Stortdard-Dayton 

SUHR, JR., IT. P., 2919 Mission St., S. F. Ilaynes 

PENOYER, W. C, Key Rout^ Inn, Oakland Lozier 

PIERCE, MRS. I... 1111 Pine St.. S. F Hupmobile 

WESTRICII. L. B., .121 Grand Ave., Oakland Hupmobile 

KINGSTON, P. F.. 519 California St., S. F Haynes 

REINHARDT, C. P., 2434 Durant Ave., Berkeley White 

PRINGLB. E. J., Russ Bldg.. S. F Winton 

FURLONG, T. M., 9S7 Fulton St., S. F. E-M-F. 

EVERITT, H. J.. 320 Phelan Building, S. F E-M-F. 

TALNOT, F. C. foot of Third St., S. F Packard 

KUMIHIRO, T. M., 721 21st St., Oakland Maxwell 

SHAW, R. C, 2965 Avalon Ave.. Berkeley E-M-F. 

TAYLOR, H. B., 1027 Golden Gate Ave.. S. F Elmore 

FREDERICKS, J. , 31 Presidio Terrace, S. F Lozier 

FRANKEL, J.. 1272 10th Ave., S. F Northern 

STANDARD OIL CO., 14G0 Market St., S. P White 

POLLOCK, W. M., 4050 Piedmont, Oakland E-M-F. 

WRIGHT, EMMA M., 1070 Green St., S. F E-M-F. 

HAMMON, W. P., Alaska Com. Bldg., S. F Tier,, , 

MORGAN, C. J., 3201 Washington St.. S. F Overland 

SAUNDERS, E. V., 150 Post St.. S. F Ilaynes 

CARPY, C. C, 2696 California St., S. F Chalmers 

MCLAUGHLIN, T. D„ Key Houte Inn, Oakland Packard 

PEOPLE'S water CO.. 9th and Broadway, Oakland Brush 

FLYNN, W. E., 3100 Duncan St., Berkele: B-M-F, 

PARVEL, E. P., 2215 RooseveH Ave., Berkeley B 

KEZAIt, MARY A., 8000 i.isuim St., S. I' Packard 

LEE, CUTLER, Van Ness I Jackson, s, K Waverley 

VAN SICKLEN, F. w.. I" Spear si, s r P 

LYON STORAGE AND MOV. CO., M7 nth St. Oakland I 

KING, A. D., 2629 Etna St, Berkele] Columbus 

i , r-: i horer, H. J.. 203S Francisco St.. Berkeley E-M-F. 

ACKER, N. A., 353 Euclid We., Oakland Hu] 

HICKS, T. io.. 2:isr, Pledmonl lej Stevens 

GALLAGHER, W. i 821 < Studebaker 

McCORKLE, M, II.. Mountain View 

FORBES, B7. W., 970S Forresl Ave,, Berkeley Hupmobile 

FOLLIS, J, ii. Monadnock Building, s. F Pope-Hartford 

ROWER, A. >•:.. 140 role - 9. !•' Winton 

FULLER, W. i'., 801 ::--,. - S. P. Packard 

McDUFFIB, D., Balboa Building, s F Pope H 

TOBEY, W I'. Male ,». Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto 

KELLER MRS P., 9229 Andovei st Oakland ..... Fort 

BtlXKAU, 1". u.. 8866 Weat St, Oakland . - Ponl 

» • * 

i i iu arrival of the Ohio car lal 
San Francisco was again placed on the automobile map 

one of the fini - e points in \i 

the terminus foi 
E. L Ferguson of the American An O. W. 

tie Ohio Motor Car Company; and Charles B. I 
and Fred D. Clark, drivers, left New York on Novemlx r 
Sau Francisco, carrying a Mayor 

McCarthy. The ition of tti 

the real mo 

of the American Antomob on for the puip i 

lishing a new route from way of • 

States, and esp wintw 

motoring. Ano 



ind bring Forcibly to the attention of the various State 
the greal need of impro\ ing highways. 
l.cavii'L 1 \e« 3Tork, the pathfinding car used the N"ati 
highway to Atlanta, thence across G gia and Alabama to Bir- 
mingham. Starting oui from Birmingham, the tourists wenl 
norlli In Tuscumbia, Ala., where they picked up the 1910 Glid- 
don route to Memphis, and thence followed the Mississippi delta 
south to Helena, Ark. They motored through the Stale of Ar- 
kansas by way of Little Rock and Hoi Springs, and entered Texas 
at Texarcana. and then continued to Fort Worth and Dallas. 

From the latter city they crossed the ranch country to El Paso, 
and then proceeded in a northerly direction into Arizona and 
passed through Tucson and Phoenix. Leaving Phoenix, the 
pathfinders used the famous desert race-course route between the 
latter city and Los Angeles. From the southern metropolis to 
this city they took the coast route, and reached here without mis- 
hap to themselves or the ear after crossing no less than sixteen 
States. 

Alabama and Mississippi took the first place honors as the bad 
roads States, with the stretch of desert between Phoenix and Los 
Angeles being the other particularly bad bit of roadway in the 
long journey. Ini Alabama, the tourists ran into a week of steady 
lain, and at times the roads were hub-deep in mud and hardly 
passable. Here and in the swamp country in West Arkansas they 
frequently had to use their block and tackle to haul the ear back 
to the road and out of ditches. While the last 400 miles of the 
journey from Los Angeles to this city was made during the heavy 
rain storm and mad? traveling disagreeable, the path-finders 
were warm in their praise for California, and agreed that under 
normal conditions, the highways were far better than any over 
which they traveled in the 4576 miles they covered in, making 
the trip. 

* * « 

Oakland continues to scintillate as the center of the automobile 
racing game in Northern California. Not content with being 
the prime movers in the big Oakland-Panama-Pacific Road Race, 
which is to be run over the San Lcandro-Haywards course on 
'Washington's Birthday, the city is now boosting a big track meet 
to be held at the motordrome, now in course of construction near 
Minimis], on Saturday and Sunday, February 4th and 5th. 

The motordrome meel not only promises to bring together some 
of the crack drivers al present on the Coast, hut will have Ralph 
I, ['alma as one of its stars. De 1'alnia. who Bevered his connec- 
tions with the Fiat Company on January 1st. is now riding as a 
tree lance, and will h a 90-horeepower Sim- 

plex. Dearborn will de Palma's rivals, and he will 

drive the Fiat car, with which the former won - anj events in 

the South last vear. Another contender for the motor 

will !"■ Hal Wilcox, who h team, 

is now en rem, !mv to take part in the big road race on 
February ?.■>.&. 

\-ni, from the automobile interest in the motordrome, the 

iml some -,■ 
for this .lass of machine will also be so n al the t« 
racing carnival thai is to crown the opening of the "pi 
.lake de Rosier, the champ the world, is al- 

ready on the field, and expe ional feats on the 

new track. \- '■ from le Rosier, who expects to break his own 
the crack Coast rider, and Balke will also 
,,. and a nmn ispicuous riders will try for 

honors in I 1 '.en's for these machines. 

The new motordrome has a half-mile surface, and 
an an. b, which il 1 will permit oi 

Mine being made, especially by the motorcyclists. 
of the track is .rack Prine. who 
drome in the Smith, and who has made some improvement on this 
ourae. 



I plan 
of forming an automobile ' - lit. which is gaining 

favor in and about the big trad( iroughoul the country. 

- 

ller. tfa 

. thus 
I drivers pi 
mit them to make . far bett 

<vho. through competing more often 



26 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 81, 10 1 1. 



track and road generals than tlio Americans. In speaking of the 
circuit, Wagner says : 

"Racing at the beginning of each year could be conducted besl 
om the Pacific Coast over various courses in the neighborhood of 
San Francisco, over the Santa Monica boulevard, and in Seattle 
and Portland. Pacing in the spring months can be held as late 
as the end of April. # 

"From the ('nasi, the racing ears will journey to the Middle 
West. On the Indianapolis speedway lad- in May there will he 
one nl' the biggest meets of the year. It is suggested thai various 
conditions make it necessary for the drivers to practice ami imp' 
up their machines for several weeks after leaving the ('nasi and 
getting into the different climatic conditions of the Middle West. 

"Chicago, Cleveland and other tracks thereabouts would fol- 
low naturally in the circuit, and then the racers would nun. n 
ther Bast. Buffalo and New York would gel the meets thereaf- 
ter for a time, and then would come racing in Philadelphia, where 
the Fairmont Park event has been a successful feature lor some 
seasons. 

"This would carry the racing cars well into the autumn. Then 

would come the meets at Atlanta, G 'gia, then over in Texas, 

and wind up the season on the sand paths at Ormonde ami Jack- 
sonville. This would round out a full year of racing, with every 
-it! ion getting as much as it needed and demanded." 

Autoists on the Coast are as enthusiastic over the project as 
the promoters of tlm idea, and it i< certain that tin' firs! year's 

test will prOVI a mosl successful publicity campaign for tin' ears 
entered in the races. 

Fallacy of the Fow Machine Huh. 

A typical example of the working of (lie four-machine rule, 
as enforced on the ferryboats, was Eurnished by the experience of 
a party wishing to cross the bay Erom San Francisco a few 

ings ago. Manager Calvin states that the Creek Route is a con- 
venience Eor motorists, yet be makes the last trip by this route at 
p. m. The party referred to reached the creek route slip just 

as the boat pulled out. ami tlm- missed ii. The nexl trip, by the 
broad gauge, was 9:40. Arriving there, it was found thai four 
machine- wen- ahead, ami therefore the only om- entitled to go 
on that trip, notwithstanding the fact that, at that hour, lie boal 
was nearly empty of passengers. Accordingly, a further wait 
until 10:50 was necessary. Manager Calvin should go or tele- 
graph to New York or any other large city with lorry systems, 
and find the error of It's ways. There the transportation officials 

are progressive and intelligent ami reasonable. 

* * * 

Preparations tor the automobile show proposed by the San 
Francisco Motor Club, to be held in Dreamland and Pavilion 
rinks, February t to 11. are going mi steadily. It is regrettable 

that a conflict should have arisen between the dealers and 
Ihe Motor f'luh. tint the club seems to he determined to go ahead 
lis if nothing of the kind had occurred. The argument of the 
dealers is that the season i- not an advantageous one I'm- them, 

hut the i luh apparently believes that it can hold a successful shofl 

without lie dealers pari icipating. 

* * * 

The Winton Company announces that Ihe fourth annual con- 
test for Winton six chauffeurs, which begins April 1st, will this 

year have a prize 'isl of $3,500. In previous years the lotal 
awards were $2,500. These prizes will be awarded I" those 
chauffeurs who make the best service records with Winton si\ 
cars, distance and repair expense to determine ihe winners, first 
prize will be $1,000, second $500, third $850, fourth $150, fifth 
to twentieth inclusive, $100 each. 
Awards will be made by a committee of judges do! connected 

with the Winton Company. The 191] prizes will make a lotal 

of ffll.iHin cash that ihe Winton Company ha- distributed to 
chauffeurs. The 1910 contest had ;i competitors, whose ear- 
traveled more than L0,000 miles each. The total distance for 
these ;i ears was 801,831.1 miles, ami the total repair expense 

$1089.16. This makes (he average repair expense tor all cars 
$1.36 per 1,000 miles. 

* * * 

C. B. Matbew-on. Pacific Coast manager of the Diamond Rub- 
ber Company, is in Ihe Fast for the purpose of attending ihe 
conference of branch managers at the Diamond factory, and like- 
wise the Yew York an! obile -how. Mathewson wriii \,\ Ma.. 

of Los Angeles, where be spent some time at the [licensed Deal- 
ers' Show. 



"Careful driving,'' says E. E. Mathewson, Pacific Coast man- 
ager of the Diamond Rubber Company, "means a big saving 
always in, tin.' expense. Remember, among other things, to turn 
the corner- slowlv. So many people seem lo think the moment 
they get a car it is (heir -oleum duly in see how I'asl they -an go, 
and how much the car will stand on every occasion. High speed 
is mosl disastrous mi tires. Thai is so sensibly plain it needs 
no explanation. Then worst of all is Ihe turning of comers 
rapidly, when the very law.- of nature throw the entire weight 
of tlm ear al accumulated momentum to (be outside, and pulling 
sidewise on the wall- of the tires. No wonder such drivers have 
lire trouble. You might just as well put Ihe tread of your tires 
againsl an emery wheel as to turn corners at a high rate of 

speed." 

* » * 

Among new things in the ignition line, nothing attracted SO 
lunch attention at the Yew York Shows as did the Synchronous 
Signal Igniter exhibited by the Connecticut Telephone and Elec- 
tric Co., of Meriden, Conn. This combines all the essentials of 
an absolutely high grade, reliable ignition system Cor automobiles 
"i' motor boats, which may be used independently or as an auxil- 
iary to a magneto. It comprises a combined circuit breaker ami 
secondary distributor, a transformer coil with starting vibrator 
and signal lamp, and a SicoriiiL r wdieel switch or combination bat- 
tery and magneto pwitch. 

Connecticut ignition specialties are represented mi the Pacific 
Coasl by Hughson & Morton. 454 Van Ness avenue, San Fran- 
cisco, Cab. with branch offices ai Los Angeles, Portland and 
Seattle. 

* * * 

Mr. ('. s. Howard, President of the Howard Automobile C - 

pany. who has been in l.os Angeles during the automobile show 
in that city, has relurned home with Mrs. Howard and his two 
sons, having made Ihe trip up the Coast in a Buick "10" touring 
car. 

The model "33" Buick the first of the in w line to be shown 
by the Howard Automobile Co.. is attracting a gival dial of at- 
tention at the salesrooms of the Howard Company. It is an 
especially attractive little runabout of entirely new lines, with 

the seat well back and tilled, ft carries the gasoline tank behind 
the seal and is a pretty shade of red. 

* * * 

An indication of the -rowing importance of tlm Commercial 
Vehicle industn i- the increasing attention given tlm manufac- 
ture of these conveyances by leading automobile builders, wdio 
also produce pleasure cars. imong Ihe Eastern factories which 
are enlarging their commercial output is ihe Cartercar Company 
of Pontiac, Michigan. This increased produi i ion for tun comes 
io meei a demand rei ted by the light trucks built by this linn 
during the previous season,. 

* * * 

Among the exhibits which arc attracting wide attention at the 

Now Vnit Madison Square Gardens automobile show are the 
cups wain by (be Lozier over the Fairmont ami Elgin courses Ibis 
year. The Fairmont cup, which went to Lozier because of ii- 

wiiuiing the ilnii cubic inch class, is in the form of a Bilver urn, 

! M' covi ir being surmounted by a keystone, emblematical of the 

Kcv-ione stale of Pennsylvania. 

* * * 

Frank E. Bhinchnrd has been appointed assistant sales mana- 
ger of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, ami will make 
In- headquarters at the factory in Akron. Mr. Blanchard leaves 
the Whitman & Barnes Manufacturing Company, of which he 
has been general sales manager sixteen years, previously having 
had charge of their rubber lire sales. 



* * * 
The Cartercar Auto Company has just received thi 



cup 



awarded them (<< r the besl display of cars al the Mission Carni- 
val. The cup, which is displayed ill the show window of the new 

Cartercar building, i- an exceedingly neai one. 




Thomas B. Jeffery & Company, 117-125 Valencia Street, San Francisco 



January 21, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



37 



Even more with aeroplanes than with automobiles, accessories 
play air important part, in the machine's successes. This is due 
in several reasons, the inn-i important being the exceedingly 
rate of speed at which the motor must lie running at all times. 
This same reason attaches much importance i>> the plane's lubri- 
cation. Carbonized cylinders, here, would lie especially disas- 
trous. Because of this, George 1'. Moore, Pacific ('nasi repre- 
sentative for iln' New York Lubricating oil Co.. attaches much 
importance to the fact thai out of the fifteen professional avia- 
tors competing in the local meet, thirteen are using Monogram 
Oil. Among (lie advocates of Monogram is Latham, who made 
his Famous flight in his Antoniette monoplane around San Fran- 
eiseo while using this oil. The Curtiss team anil the Wright team 
— made up of Brookins, l'armalee, and Fvnabenshue, both use 
Monogram. AH these aviators, including six others who use the 
so mi' nil, declare thai Monogram gives splendid results. 

* * * 

With the completion of the new works of the Lozier Motor 
Company at Detroit, Michigan, next spring, Mr. John 0. renin, 
superintendent of the present works at Plattsburgh, N. Y., will 
take charge of the combined works of the Lozier Motor Company 
at Detroit, Michigan, and Plattsburgh, N. Y., with the title of 
Chief Engineer and Factory Manager. 

Both of these plants will be operated to their fullest capacity, 
although the Plattsburgh plant will devote its energies to pro- 
ducing finished parts and supplies, while at the Detroit works all 
assembling will be done. Manager Perrin's headquarters will be 
at Detroit after February 1st, although he will still continue to 
exercise general supervision over the plant at Plattsburgh. 

* * * 

Max Purcell, Pacific Coast representative lot' the Wheeler- 
Shebler Carburetor Company, reports thai all the aeroplanes 
which are competing in the aviation meet, and which use carbur- 
etors, are, with the exception of one, equipped with Sheblers. 
'those so equipped include all the Curtiss planes. A carburetor 
to meet the various altitude conditions incidental In aviation. 

must be exceedingly versatile". 'The exc lingly high Bpeed of 

the engine also makes the choice of a carburetor one of I be si 

important details of aeroplane construction. 

* * * 

U. A. Boyer, of the Consolidated Motor Oar Company, has 
just returned from a tour to Dixon in. a Pope-Hartford car. 
While gone, Boyer investigated the automobile situation in that 
section of the State, ami reports trade this year particularly 
bright. The recent rains promise big crops, and the farmers 
arc consequently figuring more than ever mi automobile invest- 
ments. Boyer declares dial the better-to-do ranchers are taking 

unusual intercsl this season in cars of such high cla as the 

Pope-Hartford. 

* * * 

TI. D. Ifadenl'cMl. of the M ' Sales < ' 

has just returned from a trip to Stockton and Sacramento in an 
Inter-State car. lie reports thai the read- are in exi 

ilit ion. with the exception of the stretch between Tracy and 
Stockton. The new read between Stockton and Sacramento is 
ene of the best in the State. Prospects for a big s|M'in_' motor 

car trade are particularly bright through the \ ai-. 

* * * 

0. F. Jackson, president of the Mol impany ol 

fornia, wires from Vu York thai the License,] Dealers' Shaw 
there exceeds anything of former years. Jackson a - 

be lias inspected the new oil h. p. seven- I - 

car. and finds it on,' of the besi and mosl attractivi 

» * » 

The Pioneer Vul bil i Compan e of a l-evl- 

inder l.akewood Lozier car to Mr. H . O. Penoyer, a well-known 

lumberman of Igcma. Oal. This will he the tir-t ear in the 
invade thai the country. Mr. Penoyer 

d to pnrclia , ar he could get, and lie - 

the Lozier after a careful investigation of all the 

marl.. 




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IT IS the maker's confidence in his product that counts — 
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any other and is the only tire backed by a similar 
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Loaned. Charged and 
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San Francisco 



AUTO SUPPLY CO. 

444 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco 

Everything for the Auto at Prices which are Right 

Open Evenings Until 9 P. M. Open Sundays Until 3 P. M- 




Morrison Cole Motor 
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Phone Franklin 640 



382-384 Golden Gate Avenue 



San Francisco, Cal. 



EVERYTHING FOR THE AUTOMOBILE 

NOTHING BUT THE BEST 
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28 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 21, 1911. 




At the annua] meeting of managers and salesmen of S. 1 ■'. 
Bowser & Co., Inc., Fori Wayne, [ndiana, January 6, L911, a 
bronze tablet made In Reed & Barton of New York, of which the 
above is a good illustration, was dedicated to the three sales- 
meuiirom the entire organization obtaining the largesl volume of 
business in 1910 and each succeeding year. The salesmen win- 
ning the honor Eor 1910, and whose names have b en inscribed 
on the tablet as a memorial of their achievements arc in order 
of business taken: li. S. Johnson, Cleveland, Ohio: II. B. 
Bleeker. North Dakota, and \V. V. Crandall, Montana. S. F. 
Bowser & Co., manufacture the most inexpensive as well as the 
highesi grade gasoline storage outfits for garage use on the mar- 
ket. The firm lias branches in San Francisco, 612 Howard 
street ; Los Angeles, 1204 S. Main street; Chicago, I' sher Build- 
ing; Boston, 111 Milk street; New York, 50 Church street; 
Philadelphia, 1313 Arch street ; Toronto, 66-68 Prazer avenue. 



Bank wreckers have a new force to deal with since the auto- 
mobile lias become eo handy in pursuit races, One of the live- 
lies! races a gang ■>■ pegmen ever bad was in the 12-hour chase, 
jii-i completed, in Lenawee County, Michigan, which i 
in the capture of the four hank robbers of Brittott, and the con- 
veyance of them to the county jail al Adrain in a Hudson road- 
ster, which had been driven 200 miles in a snow-storm Ihvough- 
ont the surrounding counl ry to Locati the bandits. 

The alarm was first given al 3 o'clock in the morning, and it 
was just three the following afternoon when they wen' locked up 
in the county jail. The roadster did 15 miles an hour pan of 
the time during the chase, and carried Sheriff FCnowles a I rom 
two to six etlea- men. The sheriff paid a high complimenl to the 
car at the end of the hunt. Probably the yeggs would liavc 
given their swag for the use of one when the sheriff li 
on their tracks. 



Advices received from New York state thai among the new 

11*11 models which have attracted fa orabl ait at the 

Madison Square Gardens Automo u 50 h. p. Inter- 
state. This ear has a 124-inch wl 1 base, 36 inch wheels, and 

a fore-door body. The exhibii in which the greater ai ml of 

interest is centering in New York is finished in a delicate green 
with upholstering to match, and with full equipment, and is 
saiil to represent the height of luxurious construction. 



Another 



Splitdorf Triumph 

THE GREATEST NON-STOP RUN 
IN THE HISTORY OF MOTORDOM 

10,872 Miles without a Stop, over country 

and city roads at Los Angeles, Cal., by a 

Flanders car equipped with 

Splitdorf Magneto 



AND 

COMMON SENSE PLUGS 

Think of it! 29 days of continuous running and 
Absolutely Perfect Ignition during the entire time. 

Can you ask for better evidence of Ignition Efficiency ? 

C. F. SPLITDORF 

PACIFIC COAST BRANCH 

520 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco 




Expert Work on Auto 
Tires and Tubes. 

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PHONE 

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616-618 
VAN NESS AVENUE 



HUDSON "33" 
Reserve Your Hudson Now 

687 

SOLD THE FIRST DAY 

The first day the HUDSON "33" was shown, dealers took orders and 
received deposits tor 687 cars. 

Three-quarters of a million dollars' worth of automobiles sold the 
tirst day ! 

It indicates that within a short time individual buyers will have con- 
tracted for every car we can deliver by May. 

We cannot increase our output. 
In all probability many buyers will be disappointed then, in that 

they will be unable to get a HUDSON "33." 

If the first day's sales indicate anything all cars will be contracted 
for by individual buyers before early spring. 

Hadn't you better look at the HUDSON " 33 " NOW ? 

PIONEER AUTOMOBILE CO. 



724 Golden Gate Avenue 

OAKLAND 



BRANCHES AT 
and 



San Francisco 

FRESNO 



FOR SALE. — Autocar Runabout, with top, lamps and genera- 
tor, in good condition. Price, $200. The most reliable of them 
all. 453 Golden Gate avenue. 



January 21, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



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r?,K TTRT^ 



OfESSOEI 




Seattle motorists were treated In the sight of a Christmas win- 
dow by the Chanslor-Lyou Motor Supply ( '"., the largest auto- 
mobile accessory dealers in the Queen City. This window con- 
tained many suggestions for the holiday shopper, and was, in- 
deed, equal in attractiveness to any of tin- down town windows 
in other lines of merchandise. The habit of giving things that 
are useful to the motorists is growing each year, and the Chans- 
lor & Lyon people appreciated this in the preparation of a dis- 
tinctive window display. 

• * * 

'flic Firestone Tire and Unhber Company of Akron. Ohio, an- 
nounce that they are do\i readj to market in Large quantities the 
new Firestone Quick Removable Side-Wire tire, which i 
of their regular side-wire tire mounted on a removable rim. 
somcwli.it similar to the demountable rim idea for pleasure cars. 

While ii is announced a- new, the Firestone Company lias in 
reality been making this equipment for two i sting it 

out thoroughly in actual service on their own trucks, and also in 
the bands of some of the large motor truck manufacturers. 

Attempts bave been made to design a type of tire which 
lie quii k 1 \ removed and applied, to overcome the difficulties men- 
tioned above. Such inventions Have proved impracticable. 
is csscni cil ihat a motor tire be perfectly mounted and firmly re- 
tained to prevent greater wear at the base and fastening device 
than is warranted by the road service. In the new Pi 
device thej have adapted then- standard motor tin' and form 
of fastening to a Bp • ial channel rim which is removable from the 
wheel as a unit. Tires ean he removed or applied to these rims 
with proper machinery and under proper conditions by evperts 
at the tire station. The rims tit both front and rear, single or 
dual tired wheels. One or two -pan' rims with tires applied can 
he kept at headquarters, and these are generally sufficient for 
several trucks having tire equipment of | 

* * * 

T. V. Saunders, x retary of Hall & Co.. the local wholesale 
jewelers, has joined the ranks of local motorists. After a thor- 
ough investigation of the market, he has purchased a Haynes 
touring ear. 




s$m 




The Ford Touring ear 'it the I <<ige Pari. 

San Francisco. 



30 



San Francisco News Letter 



JAN0AEY 21, 1911. 



The aviation meet, according to E. P. Brinegar, President of 
the Pioneer Automobile Company, has given a decided stimulus 
to the automobile trade. "It is a fact," said Brinegar in this 
connection, "that people interested in aeroplanes are usually also 
lovers id.' motor cars. There is a well-defined sympathy between 
these two types of motor driven vehicles. Both represent speed, 
and both serve to remove the old limitations by which the human 
physique was bound. Both likewise open up limitless new pos- 
sibilities to man. 

"The present meet nas brought a large number of people, in- 
teri 3ted in motor affairs, to town, and these people are taking 
advantage of the opportunity thus presented them for investi- 
gation of '.he local automobile market. During the entire pasl 
week our salesroom has been unusually well crowded with out- 
of-town prospects. The interest shown by these people is one of 
the best indications that has so far come to my notice, of the big 
rade dial we can expect this season throughout California. A 

pleasing feature of this investigation has I n the attention given 

to a car of such high-class as the Lozier. We find that many for- 
mer owners who previously owned cheap cars are now looking lei 
i lie highest grade machines. Our Chalmers 'lu' Eore-doi 
i- alse attracting miich interest. There is also a big demand for 

both the Hudson and the Chalmers '30.'" 

* * * 

"Indicative of the trend which the automobile trade has in 1 en 

during the pa.-l few Veal-." says II. <». Harrison, of the II. ( ). 

Harrison Company, "is the manner in which the automobile 

dealer now considers the prosperity-of the farmer as essential to 
In- own prosperity. Ai targe automobile conference, which have 
Keen i,. ,i prominent feature ol the industry, the discussion is no 
longer limited to materials and principles of construction, but 
there is as well as extensive consideration of corn crops in Kan- 
sas, wheal prospect-- in Nebraska, fruit conditions in California, 
and the upward or downward tendency of the market in its re- 
lation to all Forms of orchard products. 
"A good illustration of this was given in the general rejoicing 

with which the I'eccnl ruins wen- received by linns doing business 

on the local Automobile Row. Ii was known that the California 
farmer was in need of rain, mid what the Farmer needs, prettj 
nearly everj bodj needs Dowadays." 

* * * 

According to reports from Weinstock-Niehols, the recenl rains 
have greatlj stimulated trade in Morgan & Wright Sobby Tread 
tires. Speaking in tin- connection, Tony Nichols, manager of 
the Weinstock-Niehols tire department, and designer of the 
V'icn Tread, said: "This is regular Nobbj Inn, I weather, as 
the number of equipments made during the past lew days evi- 

delUTS. Foi' Some Week.-, loell] |ul -|. ;.,.., |„-eu preparing 

their cars in anticipation of the coming iinnlih roads by putting 
on the Nobbies. but the big rush of business has come with the 
actual rains. Our dealers throughonl this section of the State 

nave literal! d us with telegrams, culling for u idiate 

shipments of the anti-skids. In addition to thes ders, we 

have been working overtime equipping cars ivhich are owned in 
this immediate vicinity. This demonstrates among other tilings 
that California o i nei - ic- ei gai age their cars Eor 
weather." 

■one of the best evidi i - Walter Morris, local Autocar 

distributor, "of the services rendered by motor driven vehicles 

" the deli 1 is given b i oming From the Easl 

effect tha o«e mcrchandisi firms, which bud installed 

the motor conveyances, were the onLj ones in the large Eastern 
cities able to advertise j pi deliveries during the wei I. pre- 
ceding Chri n 

* * * 

Paul S. Kingston, the well-known, local insurance man. has 
jusi taken delivery of a Eaynes touring car. The machine is 
painted in an attractive bro\i n. 



Tips to Automobilists 

The News Letter recommends the following garages, hotels and supply 
houses. Tourists will do well to cut this list out and keep It as a guide: 

SAN MATEO. — Brown's Garage, 350 B street. Phone Mateo 57. 
C. J. Brown, Prop. Open day ami night Expert automobile repairing, 
supplies, battery charging, high-grade gasoline and oils. 

NORTH OF BELMONT,— Cypress Lodge. First-class mixed drinks. 
Bring your lunch baskets and enjoy our little forest. Special attention to 
motor parties. CHAS". P. HOWKE, Prop. 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY. 
SAN JOSE.— Stop ui LETCHER'S New Garage for first-class service. 
We cater to the touring public. Attractive parlors for ladies in connec- 
tion. "Mission Front" garage next to corner of First and St. James Sts. 

SAN JOSE.— WALLACE BROS.' GARAGE, Market and St. James 
street. 20,000 square feet of floor space. Special accommodations for 
ladies. Repairing, sundries, renting. Fire proof garage. Day and night 
service. Rambler. Oakland and Hupmobile agencies. (See under Stockton.) 

LOS GATOS. — Gem City Garage. Main St.. near Lyndon Hotel. Machine 
and Gas Engine work a specialty. Auto supplies. E. W. Preston, W. H. 
Main, Proprietors. Telephone Main 821. 

GILROY. — Central Hotel, A. C. Richardson. Prop. Headquarters for au- 
tomobilists. Bar In connection. Newly furnished throughout. Telephone 
Main 861. 

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY. 
STOCKTON.— WALLACE Bros.' GARAGE. 30 S. Sutter Street. Most 
convenient location. Best of service. Large stock sundries. Rambler. 
Oakland and Hupmobile agencies. Phone Main 287. (See San Jose.) 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY. 
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31 




Y<n no Turks 
Down \m> Oi l\ 



Peace in the (Tear Easl for a long 
time is nul as certain as il was a 
week ago when the Russo-German 
rapprocheraen.l was made in good 
faith, and ( ii.it co-operation between the two powers would 
strengthen their position both in Southern Europe and in the 
Orient. But dark clouds are arising in the Near East, and a 
pour down would not come as a greai surprise, although there 
would be no occasion for thinking so were it not for the unspeak- 
able Turk who may make interference on the part of Europe 
a necessity. The Young Turk party lias I n the prevailing in- 
fluence in lhe Government ever since the overthrow of Abdul 
Bamid, but an event in the Parliament a Eew days ago unearthed 
,i conspiracy to turn the new order of things backward, and send 
Turkey back into her old-time kind of misgovernmeinit. 11 lias 
keen known lor some time at the capitals of Europe that there 
was danger of the reactionists becoming strong enough to undo 
all thai the progressive young Turks had done to place the nation 
on the up-grade to a far belter Government and better conditions 
of existence for all the people. But a few days ago an important 
question was before the Parliament, and to the utter astonish- 
ment and dismay of the Young Turk's, the fact was revealed by 
the vote that the reactionists were in the majority, and was not 
disposed to show- the Young Turks — progressivists — much quar- 
ter. The severest blow to the Young Turks was when War 
Minister Chefket Pasha not only voted with the reactionists, but 
assumed the leadership of that party, intimating at the same time 
that the army to a man would hack him up in his opposition to 
the existing order of things. From the beginning of the efforl 
of the Young Turk party to scud Sultan Itarnid adrift and re- 
establish the Empire on the basis of a constitutional Government, 
He progressive party has been suspicions of Chefkel Pasha, al- 
though the Young Turks selected him to lead the troops . 
Abdul llamid and wrest the throne I'rom him. It would appear 
that the masses, as well as the Sultan, have more sympathy with 
the cause of the reactionists than is good for Turkey's political 
future, hut no doubl Chefkel lias won, or is winning, public 
opinion to his side by uttering a string of rank falsehood to 
discredit the Young Turks, called the progressive party. It 
seems thai Chefkel pretended to give countenax 
that the Russo-German rapprochement guara] le in- 

tegrity of Turkey was a trick to cover up their designs on the 
Ottoman nation and the Balkani State! Turk 

parly was well aware of the program, [f Chefkel did that, it is 
easy enough to see why the majority of the Parliament Bud 
discredited the Young Turks at the critical moment, and voted 
with the reactionists, which may mean the return of thi 
eminent to the old ultra-Mohammedan n 
lion of war against Greece, ot meanwhile the ^ oung I 
deem the better wai to save the nation from the read 
would be an appeal to the people to inaugurate a revolution to 
saw the Constitution and b I oi itutional Monarchy. 



The disquieting condition in Turkey 
"I'ii i ■ I \i.-i oi i i.oit. and the victorj of lhe read 

over the Young Turk party, finds 
an echo all .•. The deal between Russia and Germany 

under which they were to work in harmony in Asia Min 
in Southern Europe, if which mention was made a week 

im quite a dim Ipoint. 

Both England and France now se< in the rapprochemenl s 
math trick to break up the triple entente between 1,' 
and England, and gii I any opportunitii 
and in Persia that had already been guaranti ! t" Engl ii 
ng to the agreement under tic 

England and France 

it and in 1' 
thai end. English, French ami Ruse 

peral cut, t 
hut under a mm, 
elusion in London n 



England and Prance, throwing both overboard, which not onlj 
lers unkind feelings in En linsl Russia 

and Germany, bul changes the location or the balance ol 
in Europe. Whal England and Prance are likely to do m the 

pr imises would be difficult to forecast, bul if i Lng 

proof thai lhe rapprochemenl includes a secrel understanding 
between Russia ami Germany to give aid ami comforl to the re- 
actionists in Turkey, il would be haul to make the nations im in 
lercsi believe thai the Russo-German compacl does qoI provide 
for the complete overthrow of Turkey's Constitutional Govern- 
meni and create a stale of things that Russia and Germany could 
take advantage of and interfere in the name of "humanity," 
which would mean in the end the disruption and destruction of 
not only the Turkish Empire, the Balkan Stairs, as well as of 
Greece. In view of these happenings, (lie outlook for a long sea- 
son of peace in, the i^ear East was, within a week, changed to 
a hot-bed of national and international contention. 



Of General Interest. 



The European airship prizes for 
1911 now aggregate $175,000, and 
all the exhibitions will he given un- 
der military observation lor the purpose of introducing the "in- 
novation" as a fixture el' the field armament of the nations. 

Resident Chinese in Manchuria ar gamdzing lo drive out the 

Japanese, and the latter have appealed to Toltio lor military 
protection. Rioting on a pretty extensive scale is feared. 

The South African Union — the new federation — is trying to 
adopt a plan lo discourage Asiatic Immigration, including the 
Hindus, who arc British subjects. 

The Spanish Government officially denies the cabled report, 
that Spain was massing troops on the Portugal frontier to be 
ready for immediate invasion in the event of the republic prov- 
ing unable to maintain itself. 

Tokio reports that negotiations are well under way at Wash- 
ington for a new treaty between Japan and the United States; 
I lir report also says that Japan will not be satisfied unless thai 
country is included in the list of (he most highly favored nations. 

It transpires (hat the Washington Government was obliged 
to interfere in the Honduras a Hair, for two or three foreign 
powers were about ready to do the same thing to protect their 
subjects and their property rights in that country, which would 
have made the Monroe Dortrine an, undesirable issue at this time. 

Brazil has granted cessions to an American meat syndicate 

to prepare and export Brazilian beef to the United States. The 
syndicate is said lo be independent! of the "cat trust. 



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32 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 21, 1911. 




Status of Our 
Merchant Marine. 



said 



Some really appalling facts concern- 
ing the decadence of the American 
merchant marine were presented to 
the Commonwealth Chili by Captain 
in part: "I want to call your attention 



I. X. Hibherd. II 

to the 1'aet which \<>u have no doubt heard many times before, 
namely, that the United Stair- at the present time has only nine 
ships engaged in the over-sea foreign, trail'-, while Great Britain 
has 11,563, Germany 3,178, Norway -.'.It-;. Frame 1,517, ami 
Japan 870. This' is not a very satisfactory showing from our 
standpoint, especially when we consider thai «i one time we were 
carrying 92 per cent of our imports and exports in our own ships, 
while at the present time we are carrying less than S : this, in 
spite of the fact that our population lias steadily inn-ease,! and 
all other industries have prospered accordingly. 

"Great Britain has long held her position as the Leading mari- 
time nation of the world, and makes London the financial center 
by reason of her merchant marine. How much influence do yon 
suppose the English nation would have in the affairs of the world 

to-day were she without her ships? These si ships have 

luiill up the foreign market for her manufacturer, ami made 
her the leading mercantile nation of the world, for it is one of 
the rules of commerce that trade always follows the flag. Ami 
we all know what tremendous strides Germany has taken in the 

last few year- -in,, she c meed to devote her attention to 

the upbuilding of her merchant fleet and so provide a means for 
her merchants to reach the markets of the world. Neither of 
these nations have anv considerable domestic markets, while we, 
on our part, have not felt the need of going abroad to dispose 
of the wares and products of our manufacturers and farms owing 
to the large domestic market we have here at home; and do you 
know at the present day in order to send a shipment from New 
York to South America it is necessary to ship it first to Europe 
on a foreign steamer, and there reship it on another line to its 
destination." 

In the face of such conditions, Congressional neglect of our 
merchant marine is almost criminal. 



Sax Fbancisi o s 
Wateb Bonds. 



Sealed bids for the purchase of the 
water bonds of San Fran, i-eo will 
be opened by the Board of Super- 
visors on January 30th. They are 
municipal bonds of the Citv and County of San Francisco, issue 
of 1910, and are to the amount of $1,125,000, comprising 25 
bonds of each year's maturity from 1920 to I9(it. inclusive. All 
the abovi bonds are dated July 1. 1910, ami an- of the denomina- 
tion of $i.oiio each, and bear Lnteresl al the rate of four and iie- 
half per cent per annum, payable seini-ar,nually Januan I -I 
and duly 1st. each year, principal and interest payable at the 
office of the Treasurer of the City and County of San Francisco, 
or, at the option of the holder, it the fiscal agency id' the ( 'it y and 
County in the City and State of New York. Said bond-, tinder 
the law, are exempt from all taxation within the Stale of Cali- 
fornia. 

All bill- must be upon forms furnished by the Citv and County 
and in u - 1 state tie- amount offered by the bidder and must in- 
clude the payment to the city of all interest that may have ac- 
crued at the time of the delivi • oi such bond or bonds to pur- 
chaser. No hid will be considered for less than par and accrued 
interest. No conditional bids will be considered except as herein 
permitted, but the State of California may submit a bid condi- 
tioned upon the subsequent approval of the legality of the bonds. 
Delivery of bonds to the successful bidder or bidders will be 
mad,- as follows: $750/100 prior to March 1. 1911 : and $375,- 
000 prior t<> June 1, 1011, as may be mutually agreed upon. 



Between 73,000,000 and 74,000,000 
barrels, or a little over the latter 
figure, was the output of California 
for 1910, the exact amount depend- 
ing upon December data not yet at hand. This is an increase in 



Output of Oil 
for the Year 1910. 



round numbers of 17,000,000 to 18,000,000 over 1909. 

For the first eleven months this output was 68,636,693, ex- 
clusive of the Watsonville and Arroyo Grande fields, who-, ,, in- 
put was insignificant, and played scarcely any part in the market. 
The above data is based upon net production, exclusive of field 
fuel except in one or two months when there were no separate 
statistics available when the gross output was used. The differ- 
ence, however, is small. In making up the year's total, Decem- 
ber's product is set down at a conservative figure based upon the 
last few months previous. The total may I"- s,-l down as 74,000,- 
000 in round numbers. It was between. 28 and 35 per cent of 
the world"- output, just how much being indeterminable until 
complete data comes from all American ami foreign fields. It is 
absolutely certain that it is millions ahead of any other district. 

The following gives the estimates of each field for the year. 
and are based on estimates taken from an average of the produc- 
tion of each Held for the eleven months previous: 

San Joaquin Yallev — C'oalinga. 1s.000.nnii barrels; Kern 
River, 13.soo.ooo; Midway, 10.250,000; Sunset, 8,900,000; Mc- 
Kittriek. 5,360,000; total' San Joaquin Yallev, 5(5,300,000 bar- 
rels. Coast region — San f a Maria-Lompoc, 7,850,000; Summer- 
land, 68,500; toral Coast region. 7,918,500 barrels. Southern, 
fieldB— Salt [jake-Sberman, 3,250,000; Los Angeles Citv. 150,- 
000; Whittier-Covote, 1,180,000; Fullerton, Brea Canyon. 
Puente. 1,660,000"; Newhall, 147,000; Ventura County, 500J000 
barrels; total Southern fields, 9,687,000. 



One of the mo-l important things 
that has happened to (he oil industry 
of California for many months is the 
announcement that the Standard Oil 
Company has already taken steps to parallel its big pipe line from 
the Kern County fields to Point Richmond, where its great re- 



New Pipe Line 
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490 California Street 

Telephone Douglas 2487 

and ST. FRANCIS HOTEL 

Telephone Douglas 3982 

Members New York Stock Exchange, Pioneer House. 
Private Wire to Chicago and New York. 

R. E. MULCAHY, Manager 



January Reinvestment 

We will submit ofFeringrs of specially 
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will furnish information regarding any 
particular security upon request. 
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33 



finery is located. The consummation of this projecl will 
an expenditure of from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 at least, ami as 
usual with the big Eellows, the work was actually insider n ti be 
fore anybody aside from the officials of the company knew any- 
thing about it. Work lias already been begun upon the pumping 
stations along the route, ami it is understood thai fifty carloads 
of pipe an' now on the way to lliis Stale from the Eastern mills. 
'I'lir completion of the parallel pipe lino of the Standard will give 
thai corporation a daily oil-carrying capacity from the fields to 
(ho coasi of close to 50,000 barrels. 

In connection with the big enterprises now under way in Iho 
domain of oil. the announcement of the Guaranty Pipe Line Com- 
pany, Iho now $5,000,000 concern, Unit ii will construct a s II 

pipe line from the Midway oil Holds to tidewater, and later a line 
to Los Angeles, has aroused the interest of oil men. The new 
company purposes to work in conjunction with tin' Guaranty 
oil Company, which has been financed by wealthy Eastern peo- 
ple. 



The Santa Maria Midway Oil Company has forwarded 

the last of its machinery to the field, and will soon spud in. The 
company has 320 acres of the old Tepesquet rancho, Oat Oanyon 
District, slated by geologists to ho on the same oil bearing forma- 
tion as the noted .Palmer properties two miles to the southeast. 
The Princess Company, adjoining the Santa Maria Midway, is 
down about 1400 feet in its first well, and is in the well-known 
blue shale of that district. 



In the Vallecitos district there is a large amonnl of de- 
velopment work goin<j on. Several new companies have entered 
the field, and are hauling supplies from Mendota. The Range 
16 Oil Company is down 500 feet in its first well in promising 
shale that is apparently the same as thai at Oil City, where the 
Coalinga light oil is produced. The Vallecitos Development 
Company will spud in its first well this week. 



On Well No. 1 of the California Midway Oil Co. condi- 
tions arc practically the same as outlined in their last report, 
wilh the exception 'hat the agitation rods have I n placed aean r 

the bottom of the hole which it is believed will insure a better 
flow. Well No. 3 is now down 2400 feet, and Well No. I, 8325 
feel, and good progress is being made on both of the3e wells. On 

Well No. 5 the company is expected to spud in within the uexl 
few days. 



The annual statements of conditions of local banks at the 

close of last year are very gral i i'\ ing. \--> i - have grown steadily, 

and all are shown to he in sound i ondition. One hank showed an 

increase of assets from $285,436.9'! in L90 i $6,500, I 

in 11)10. The faith that inventors have in California securities, 
and the general prosperity in California business, are plainly in- 
dicated by the various statements. There is a healthy increase 

in BavingS hanks deposits, and tho year just ended has I rj suc- 
cessful, on the whole, in financial circles 1st. 



The Oeimel linen mesh underwear, which maj be secured 

at 176 Sutter street, is the ideal underwear in ever) re- 
spect. II is id' the finest, most durable material, and fools ex- 
tremely comfortable againsl the flesh. Dr. Deimel makes 
lent underwear to measure, ro thai ii is always well fitting, either 
loose or tight as the pun ifers. He keeps ii,, 

nreinents. so thai new suit-. m;i\ d by mail or telephone. 

The Deimel underwear is essentially hygienic, ami it- wearers do 

ool siill'er from (ho colds and other ailments (bat s. 

from unsuitable garments. To wear it on. main a per- 

manent customer, (or it is eminently ory in every way. 

Ii comes in variOtlS style and weights, which ibe customer may 
choose for himself, and it is Suited lor all climate-. 



The Citi ons' Alli.nui ol San Fran. 

626-628-630 Merchants' Exi I - where all 
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The original and genuine Chartreuse has always been and 
still Is made by the Carthusian Monks (Peres Chartreux), who, 
since their expulsion from France, have been located at Tarra- 
gona, Spain; and, although the old labels and insignia originated 
by the Monks have been adjudged by the Federal Courts of this 
country to be still the exclusive property of the Monks, their 
world renowned product is nowadays known as "Liqueur PSres 
Chartreux." 



At first-class Wine Merchants, Grocers, Hotels, Cafes. 

B&Uer & Co., 45 Broadway, New York, N. T. 

Sole Agents for United States. 



Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Poel and Powell 
streets; also at Fairmont Hotel. 



There are two block signals to a mile. 
A block signal cos\s $500.00. 

To equip a mile with block signals represents an 
expenditure of $1000.00. 

Every mile between San Francisco and Chicago on 
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34 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 31, 1911. 




SLEEP AND NIGHT. 

oh. Sleep and Night — all day the thought of you 
lias been like shadi in fierce, midsi ler n, 

Palling aeross men's weariness as dew 
Palls iipon fevered fields, whose only boon 
Conies in the hands of twilight and the moon. 

In dust and heat and clamor — weak and strong, 
We serve the noisy gods of street and mart, 

Plodding 1 1 1 o path of daj thai overlong 

I rails to that silent goal, n liere. each apart, 
^ mi draw n- to i tie healing of your heart. 

( lome, as of "lil "ii i rimson hat tie grounds 

Those tender women rami — low-voiced and white — 

To bend with love and pity o'er men's wounds ; 

Eve - -"""■• '' : 1 in da - fight, 

Come that we still may live — oh, Sleep and Night. 
— llieodi'siii Oarrispn in Smart Set. 



Q1ANTS. 

I walked with .L r iants once upon the height. 
For that ODe look you gave me one -May night. 

Comrade of theirs was I as bold and strong, 
For that one note 1 dre d into your song. 

I'.i none conld I be worsted or o'erthrown, 
Peeling your hands a moment in my own. 

Now must I face m; giants one '■•;■• one, 
I, who dreamed a dream and wake alone; 
Love, Joy and High Ambition and Delight, 
What though T battle through the livelong night, 
Seeing I hat I-"-.'' must slaj me ere 'ii- 'lone! 

— Thrathiiiii linrrimjii in Smiirl v7 



SE I MOODS. 

Gleaming levels of hire, dimpled with lilies of foam, 

3i weed flowers adrift on w r i implc and run : 

The violet island's crest is pearl with an opal dome, 
Ami the day is swinging its censor of gold at the diamond 
shrines of the sun. 

— Emma Playter Seabury. 



IF ORE IV LOVE HIES. 

I ' great love dies, ask of thy years of earth 
\" other. K< i p from lesser bondage free. 

Le| tii" great gift bequeath the next in worth — 
t nto thvsi if thine own sufficiency. 

— Century Magazine. 



A WARNING. 



\" I lull". I a" r: ' ' ! ■ r IBOlute grasp 

One greatest good, no power can break thy clasp; 

Only I hysi If, stoopi i! to tgnobl c quest, 
Mai. cheat thee of I tie « ill to seek the best. 

— Century Mat 



Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets; also at Fairmont Hotel. 



Pictures of all kinds made and framed to order by Fowzer, the ar- 
tist photographer, 3126 Sixteenth street, near Valencia. Finest child- 
ren's and professional work In the city. Photographs any time, any 
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Notions White Goods Laces 

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Your stationery should bear the stamp of QUALITY 
Let us guide you in your selections 

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Importers of and Dealers in 
THE HIGHEST CLASS PAPER. F ° R OFFICE STATIONERY 
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Suite 507 

323 Geary St. at Powell Opposite St. Francis 

Phone Douglas 2608 



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City Index and Purchasers' Guide 

NOTARY PUBLIC. 
Martin Aronsohn, Notary Public. All legal papers drawn up accurately, 
107 Montgomery stree*. near Sutter, San Francisco. 'Phone Douglas 601. 

INVALID CHAIRS. 
Sold, rented, exchanged; manufacturers of Eames tricycle chair. 1714 
Market street, near Octavla. Telephone Fell 9911. 



DENTISTS. 
D. D. S., Surgery of the Head and Neck, 
to l p. m.; 6 to S p. 



Consul- 
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W. A. Bryant, M. D„ 
tation hours: 10 a. m. 
Telephone "West 1039. 

Dr. G. F. Nevius, Dentist. Formerly 814 Eddy street, now at room 403 
Westbank Building, corner Bills and Market. 

ATTORN EYS-AT-LAW. 
Samuel L. Shortrldge, Attorney-at-Law, Chronicle Building, San Fran- 
cisco. Tel. Douglas 2176. 

CHIROPODISTS. 
Drs. R. T. Leaner and H. J. Rlegelhaupt, Surgeon Chiropodists, formerly 
of 6 Geary street, remove corns entirely whole; painless, without knife. 
Bunions and In-growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment. 
206-206 Westbank Building, 830 Market street. San Francisco. 

Rrncri.QC Back to our old location, 623 Sacramento Street between 

DriloIlCd Kearny and Montgomery streets. 

With full line of Brushes. Brooms and Feather Dusters, on hand and made 
to order. Janitor supplies of all kinds. Ladders, Buckets. Chamois. 
Metal Polish, and Cleaning Powders. Hardware, Wood and Willow Ware 
Call, write or telephone Kearny 5787. 

WM. BUCHANAN. 

"BREVITY IS THE SOUL OF WIT.' 
GOOD WIFE I YOU NEED 

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Jakuahi 21, 1!M l. 



and California Advertiser 



35 




The second series of "Tdvlls of Greece" has made its appear- 
ance; and i- a dainty little volume in every way. In it, Howard 
V. Sutherland has given us. in English verse of great merit, the 
pretty classic stories of Phyllis and Emophoon. of Pan and 
Pitys, of Praxis and Narcissus, and of Orpheus and Burydice. 
The writer has, 'plainly, imbibed thoroughly the spirit of bis 
themes. In every line there is the atmosphere of the old Hellenic 
Poesy, of the mythology that for centuries held the fancy, if not 
the mind, of the highest civilization of the ancients. Pan and 
Pitys is particularly attractive, and Orpheus and Eurydice, 
which is a story most familiar of all to the average of us, is here 
given a more attractive treatment than ever. 

Desmond FitzGerald, Inc.. New York. 



A "war scare" having just passed over the country, and the 
question of war appropriations looming large on the political 
horizon, there is peculiar timeliness in the immediate publication 
by A. C. McClurg & Co. of a book which in small compass deals 
with the whole question of militarism. "War or Peace: A Pres- 
ent Day Duty and a Future Hope," is written by General H. M. 
Chittenden, TJ. S. A., a graduate of West Point, 1884, who served 
as chief engineer of the Fourth Army Corps during the Spanish- 
American War, and who is already known to the public for his 
writings on the history of the West. General Chittenden presents 
the somewhat unusual spectacle of a soldier who does not let 
professional bias color bis treatment of facts, and after carefully 
marshalling the arguments for and against war, and sizing up 
the word situation of the present day, he sums up in favor of the 
discontinuance of wars as a means of national adjustment. But 
the pacificism professed by General Chittenden is not at all a 
sentimental doctrine. Wbile he is aware of the horrors of battle. 
he knows that no mere picturing of them will do away with war- 
fare. His arguments against it are, therefore, based upon prac- 
tical and economi considerations, and a keen analysis of the cost 
of militarism. As a man of affairs, he steers clear of such 
Utopian solutions of the war question as immediate disarm miriii 
on the part of this or any other country. Rut be does outline a 
plan which be thinks is a step ahead of the usual suggestion Poi 
spasmodic arbitration as ;i means of bringing about and ki 
a state of peace on earth and international good-will. 



An amusing little book from the presses of Pan] Rider a Co. 
is "Army Goose Melodies," by Florence Kellogg Krebs, "An 
Army Woman." WTiile the .i in U amusing, there is a 

deepeT meaning than one of mere jocularity in many of thi 

for instance, in 'be follow 

"Baa, baa, bl 

You iiiii-l pull. 

Y, .. gir ; yes, sir : 

\\ Rahington is full 
Of Generals 

That of my near kin lie. 
If it were not for their kindness 

Out of service I would 

st the manner in which certain 
military matters aje treated. "Sing a Song of 9 . a Col- 

onel Full of Rye" certainly has point, and "Tbe Old K was a 
Jolly Old Beau" also gives good promise. The little book is brim 
full of fun. a good share of which i- supplied by the illustrations 
of Herbert Mori . etc. 



"Bei i of Bastings." by Mrs. William Beckman, is 

a not inappropriately titled little volume, in which a 
numerous little philosophies, aphorisms and didactics, some of 
them cynical, some, if not most. • . _ - of. if not loudly pro- 
claiming, the woi -b and the devil. It is gotten up in 

manner, well written, and jnst the thing to win 
a minute or an hour, when in a reflective mood. 
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San Francisco News Letter 



.1 4XUABY 21, 1:111. 




He — Bverwear Hosiery al this counter? She — Xone of 

your business. — Cornell Widow. 

"What are you going to call your new magazine?" "The 

Umbrella." "Why?" "Because everybody will lake it." — Truth, 

"'How do vou know when your husband Eorgets to mail 

the letter* ymi give him ?" "I always put a card addressed i<> 
inyseli' among 'em. If 1 don't gei il the next day I know. Ami 
it only costs a cent." — Truth. 

"Pluck," said . Tauies Patten, the multi-millionaire food 

products plunger of Chicago, "is the secret of success." "Well," 
interrupted a brother speculator, "I'll give you a thousand dollars 
if you'll teach me your method of plucking." — Human Life. 

lie threw his small clock a( a cat; 

Ho missed it, you can bei ! 

The eloek il stopped al half-past three — 
The cat is going yet. — Judge. 

This is what marriage did for one man : When he was 

a bachelor the people stood in line to engage his company for 
Christmas dinner, but now that he is married, his wife goes home 
to spend the hollow days with her folks : no one invites him, and 
he eats his Christmas dinner at a restaurant. 

"I hope yon will accept my condolences/' began Mr. Som- 
ber. "Thank you," replied the widow of Mr. Gayrake. "Yes," 
continued Mr. Somber, "we must remember that we must all go 

that way some day. and that " "Oh, my!" exclaimed the 

widow, "I hope not!" — Catholic standard and Times. 

"Now," said the architect, who was putting the finishing 

touches upon Mr. Xu rich's new residence, "what color do you 
prefer for the parlor decorations?" "Oh, they've got to be red," 
replied Nurich. "My wile's got a red plush photograph album 
that always sets on the parlor table." — Catholic Standard and 
Times. 

"That is a puzzle." said Robert W. Chambers, the novelist, 

al a dinner. "Yes. that is as much a puzzle as Mrs. Malaprop's 
definition of naivete. Mrs. Malaprop ami a gentleman were dis- 
cussing a beautiful young lady poet. The gentleman said: 
'What I regard as the most conspicuous thing about her is her 
naivete.' 'Yes.' said Mrs. Malaprop, 'I wonder what made her ge 
such a tight one?'"' — Unman Life. 

A ['oreiim-bern professor • > j ph\sies in a Western college 

nas lecturing to a class of young men and light-hearted "co- 
eds." With reference to an electrical apparatus before him, he 
explained in the gravest manner possible: "You see, when I keep 
dese two metal points far apa't. ,\, electric spark makes a great 
noise, but not so when 1 bring dem closer togedder. So. ladies 
and gentlemen, observe de genera] rule: De report iss never so 
great when de sparking distance is short." — Judge. 

A night clerk in a fashionable hotel sat dozing at his deal 

along about 2 o'clock in the morning, when a man faultlessly 
attired in evening clothes entered the lobby. He steadied himself 
for a moment, and then with a bravi attempt to assume a digni- 
fied air, he approached the desk as if laboriously trying to wall 
a chalk line. Then be addressed the clerk: "I'm Misser Ferg- 
shun. Gimme key to room ll." The -lill sleep] clerk handed 
Mr. Ferguson the key. and the guest: disappeared in, the direction 
of his room, which was on the next floor, only one short Bight up. 
In about ten minutes a badly messed up man in his shirt sleeves, 
with a flattened silk hat on the side of his head, and with one 
shoe on a foot and another shoe in his hand, came in and lurched 
up to the desk and said to the startled clerk: "I'm Misser Ferg- 
shun. Gimme key to forty-four." "You're not Mr. Ferguson," 
said the now wide-awake clerk. "Mr. Ferguson took his key and 
went up to his room ten minutes ago." "I'm Misser Fergshun all 
right. Misser Fergshun jusl fell out er window 'n' left key in- 
side. Kindly lemme have 'nother." — Truth. 



EAT AND GET THIN. 
This is turning an old phrase face about, but modi rn methods 

of reducing fat have made ibis revision possible. 

If you are overfai and also averse to physical exertion, and 
likewise Eond of I He table, and slid wani to reduce your 

flesh several pounds, do this: Go to your druggist (or write the 
Marmola Co., 1219 Farmer Building. Detroit, Mich.) ami give 

him ( or send them ) 75 cents. For this modest a nui of money 

the druggist will put you in the way of satisfying your ambition 
for a nice, trim, slim figure. He will hand you a large ease of 
Marmola Prescription Tablets (compounded in accordance with 

the fan Harmola Prescription), one of which you rxrasi take 

after each meal ami at bedtime until you begin lo lose ; ■ fat 

al the rate id' 1".' to Hi ounces a day. That is all. - P 1 1 ~ t g I 

eating what vou lite, leave exercising to the athletes, hut take 
your little tablet faithfully, and without a doubt thai Babbj 
llcsh will quickly rake unto itself wings, leaving behind it youT 
natural self, neatly clothed in linn flesh and trim muscle-. 



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VOL. IXXXI 



San Francisco, Cal., Saturday, January 28, 1911 



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the current number of the NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVER- 
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Townsman Euef may prepare lo spend next Christmas on 

this side of the bay. 

Old Dr. Johnson's Political Panacea appears to consist 

chiefly of an axe and a boot. 

Only a few days more, and "memory betting" at Emery- 
ville will begin to be disremembered. 

Some tradesmen are thinking it ought to be called "Bills- 

borough" rather than "Hillsborough." 

Since the wide-winged gasoline birds dropped down on 

its lawn, the B'lingum Club may be called "The Aviary" for 
short. 

Morgan has put his "OK" on the Aldrich financial plan 

so that all Congress needs to do is In ratify the action of t lie 
nation's master. 

"Dignity and silence" is the new rule of New York's 

police conns. "Dig and be sileul" is the rule in San Frani iflco's 
tribunals of that rank. 

Oakland offers a cool million dollars for (he Panama- 
Pacific Exposition, ami in doing so, reach) i no farther down than 

ils small change pocket. 

Pretty soon the speaker of the lion-'' ma} 1"' telephoning 

the junior Senator from Illinois for (he address of a p 

whitewashing concern. 

The trouble with Commander Sims appears to liavi 

that tee 1 1 1 : i r i \ drops o) something exhilarating gol mi.' his "every 

drop of blood " speech. 

California leads the nation iii production of oil and of 

gold — and if (here's any other game Louisiana would like to 

why. lei her mention it. 

The Colonel's friend, Lodj e, but 

he is minus enough tail feathers to make him wonder it 
ever do (lie I rick again. 

Ely's biplane may have shed lubricating oil on 

the Pennsylvania, but even at thai it was a more welcomi 
than the thoughtless a igull. 

It took the good l>r. Jordan a full two hours I 

of the troubles tl hool for boya an H did 

net have time to discuss himself. 

After Governor Johnson i< done using bis sharp- 
ening that trusty scalping knife, he may find time to - 
the solemn purposes indicated in his pre-election prom 



Oh, sure, it was a love match, hut just the same guileless 

Edna Goodrich looked far enough ahead to tic up Xal Goodwin's 

comfort able fortune in a trust deed before she cake-walked to the 
altar with him. 

Another "anli" league has hatched out in (he Berkeley 

nest — this time a league which wauls to do away with capital 
punishment. A little while ago, Berkeley was all fussed ii|> over 
capital removal. 

San Francisco carelessly shoves $75,000 across the table 

into the National Red Cross jackpot, though our assessment was 
only $40,000 — and we can come again, Sister New Orleans, if 
you care to x - aise it. 

Down in Uncle Joke Cannon's Illinois district they have 

turned up a vote-buying scandal thai goes far to explain away 
what has been called a "remarkable political strength with those 
who know him best." 

Secretary Knox's "dollar diplomacy" is working out beau- 
tifully in Honduras — for the people with the dollar. Knox pro- 
vides the diplomacy, Encle Sam the warships, and the big finan- 
ciers rake in the coin. 

The daylight of philanthropy gets between Carnegie and 

another $10,000,000. It was not like that in the olden days be- 
fore the canny Laird of Skibo iii.! _"( through with the benefits 
of the protective tariff. 

■ The Slate Building Trades Council has determined to pill 

up a big Bghl against the open shop, bul the aroused sentimenl 
nf the nation eady put a Bturdy l>""t in thai doer, and it 

will never go shut again. 

Dr. Wiley, the food expert, was aboul 1" 

n he was informed thai if hi 
i( he would 1"-.. his job. Maybi thai ' lenaoate 

of soda into Ins marital feast! 

The distressing and unsavory trial a) Los Angeles brings 

out in evidence the I. I.uckv" Baldwin was 

married only four times. Considering his purse and bis proclivi- 
_ tting off e 

An egg is th or without the shell. So ml 

ana 1 Courl at New York. The same learned body holds that 
a hen is no- a bird, Have patience, children ; we shall soon know 
definitely when a joke is not a joke. 

Poor scholarship among State University students 

ilaint with President Wheeler. The difficulty 
to be that a*hletics and ' lo not leave 

a fellow much time for stupid text-books and foolish proh 

The Anti-Tobacco League — address Ber' irse — 

■ (hat no studi 
draw a "g line." And 

draw- 
good, clean salaries. 



EPHTOHU AL 



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Only a few more days of racetrack 
The Walker-Young Bill, disgrace remain for California. 
Without doubt the Walker- Young 
bill will be law so quickly that the Emeryville gamblers might as 
well begin packing their suit cases now. Within two weeks the 
swindle that has operated so long and so profitably on the other 
side of the bay will be shut down forever. 

Two years ago, when the Walker-Otis bill was on its way 
through the Legislature, there were not a few critics'who felt 
sure that it would not be effective. The reply of its authors and 
of those who were conducting the campaign against this evil 
was that they had followed the New York statute and could not 
be mistaken when they declared that their measure would be 
both constitutional and effective. It is history how the New 
York gamblers invented, and Emeryville quickly imported, with 
experts to explain it, the "memory betting" device, and how the 
courts ruled ii to be not in violation of the law. 

The new measure expressly provides against the "memory" 
system, prohibiting the making of wagers upon races whether 
oral or written. That it will close down the crime factory where- 
by several high-minded Californians have made large fortunes 
is best attested by the attitude of these gentlemen and their 
camp-followers at Sacramento. Two years ago they blustered 
and bragged, declaring that they would not obey the law. "We 
shall go on racing at Emeryville as usual," was their announce- 
ment. This time they are tiptoeing around the Capitol, beg- 
ging for a few more days so that they may finish their "season." 
The real reason for (he desired postponement of the law's enfor< e- 
ment is to raise what the Emeryville swindlers call "get away" 
money ; they want another month or two in which to fleece the 
victims of their game with the "fixed races which have generally 
marked the close of a "season." They will get two weeks, it ap- 
pears, and that period of grace might have been denied them 
without hardship or injustice. 

At the hearings on the new law it was developed that the 
"memory" system carried with it a good deal of perjury. The 
District Attorney of Alameda County testified that his men had 
caught many persons recording bets, and that they had saved 
themselves only by much false swearing. He denounced the 
whole miserable game in the frankesl terms, declaring it to be, 
as the News Letter has always contended, a school for the making 
of criminals. 

Whereas at the last session the racetrack representatives were 
truculent and defiant before the committees, this time they were 
almost decent. There was none of the old "bluff" about the high 
morality of the men who run the tracks and the books, none of 
the comparisons of clergymen and racetrack gamblers. The show- 
ing against the new bill was ridiculously weak — the familiar ar- 
gument that without gambling there can be no race tracks, and 
without tracks there will be no breeding of fine horses. One of 
the race track crew put an awkward foot in it when he whined 
that unless the race tracks kept up the standards of breeding 
there would be no more blooded stock for the cavalry. A quizzi- 
cal remark to the effect, that the Government bought its cavalry 
horses from the farmers, and did not want thorough-breds, punc- 
tured this foolishness. 

■XT 

As with the race track evil so with prize-fighting. This Legis- 
lature will not fail to banish the grafting prize ring promoter 
with a judge-tight law as stringent as that which is to end turf 
gambling. Both these infamies are under the ban of public 
opinion, and they must be abolished completely. 

California has too long borne the stigma of "a great sporting 
State," as the gentry of track and ring put it. Most of the other 
States of the Union long ago rid themselves of the debauching 
and debasing influences under the pressure of decent popular sen- 



timent. Here the well-studied liberality of the race-track gang 
to select charities and to the agencies that arc supposed to mold 
public opinion, coupled with the complaisance of the courts, have 
kept the turf game going for some years alter the people had 
made up their minds against it. Here the linking of the prize- 
fight interests with those of dirty local polities has enabled thai 
disgrace to outlive its time. Now they are all but off the list of 
things to be dispensed with. 

W 

The passing of the race track will, in truth, do the State much 
good and uo harm. It will turn into the channels of legitimate 
business very many thousands of dollars — so many that the 
"bookies" have been paving $2,000 a day to the track owners 
for the privilege of plundering the silly betters : it will be marked 
by an immediate falling off in the kinds of crime directly trace- 
able to the tracks; it will mean fewer families forced over upon 
the public for support, and more comfort for families whose in- 
come has been cramped by losses on "the ponies." Moreover, it 
will not injure in any way the legitimate industry of breeding 
fine horses. The "harness brigade," as the trotting horse men 
call themselves, will not be affected by the law. There will be 

just as many and as fine horses B] ling out on the stadium 

course as ever, just as much interest in the trotting races 
throughout the State. The lunning thoroughbred is useless for 
anything but the Emeryville kind of racing, which, as its pro- 
moters admit, cannot continue without gambling — is not, indeed, 
carried on for any other reason or purpose. It is the trotting 
horse that makes the equine market, that serves a useful pur- 
pose in the world's work and pleasure, not the runner. 

The baneful effects of the Emeryville' industry upon the whole 
community are written indelibly in the records of the courts, the 
prisons and the morgues of this part of the State. Crime of all 
sorts it has bred and fostered, producing thieves, perjurers and 
unfortunates. It has yielded rich returns to men of ■_, curiously 
astigmatic morality, holding their heads high among their fel- 
lows, and yet living in luxury upon the wages of sin — other peo- 
ple's sin, to be sure. It has brought to these parts a greedy, greasy 
tribe of sharpers, who add nothing to the community's resources, 
and took away not only much of its money, but much of its moral 
tone and standing. It has made us ashamed before a country in 
which otherwise we might have ranked high for decency as well 
as for material well being. 

ser- 
if there are any more Sam Hills 
Plans for a Greater, floating around in the Northwest, it 

Highways System. would be good business for Califor- 

nia to send up a special commission, 
and somehow bring one of them down here for keeps. One such 
man, with a lifelong mission on - al nf good roads, and with 
an advisory voice in the spending of California's $18,000,000 for 
State highways, could work wonders for us. 

The Sam Hill who visited San Francisco recently is the son- 
in-law of James J. Hill, the great railroad builder, and is him- 
self wealthy. He has made good roads his gospel, and has 
preached it to his own State of Washington, and down across the 
line into Oregon, to such purpose that both those States are al- 
ready far in advance of California on that score. Indeed, he 
shames us with mention of the sorry fact that we were not even 
represented at the late convention of the American Koad Build- 
ers' Association, in which sat delegates from forty Stales. 

Out of that convention came a definite and apparent Iv feasible 
plan for a great highway system running from San Francisco 
to Omaha, via Nevada, Silt Lake, Cheyenne and Denver, with a 
similar road running from Walla Walla. Wash., via Boise, to lap 
the Omaha-San Francisco highway at Sail Like. \ resolution 
was adopted urging Congress to ~'-\ aside for the purposes of this 
highway the proceeds of forest reserve timber sales in the States 



.1 \\rut\ 88, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



ugh which it is'to run. Mr. Hill has added to this a project 

a highway from the Canada line through Washington and 
Oregon and California to the Mexican boundary. His home 
i, i- survey ing and actually building what it calls the "Pacific 
Highway" from its northern boundary to a point on the southern 
line oeai Portland, Ore., and Oregon, roused by Mr. Hill's ap- 
peals and by the example of Washington, is bestirring itself about 
a continuation of the road down to our upper boundary. 

Shall not California rise to the occasion and the opportunity? 
The State has voted bonds enough to finish the "Pacific High- 
way." and do a good deal more. Mr. Hill suggests that we ought 
to 'I" our part now and promises that if we do, visitors to San 
Francisco in 1915 will be able to motor all the way from Van- 
couver, B. C, to our gre'it show. 

All this is no rich man's fad with Mr. Hill. Like his father- 
in-law, he never forgets the business aspect of things. He puts 
the case for good roads in better and briefer form than it has yet 
been given, saying: "The average cost per ton per mile for rail- 
road transportation is three-fourths of 1 cent; the highway cost 
of moving a ton a mile — with us — is not yet known, but it is 
known to be in excess of 30 cents per ton. Abroad the cost is 
ten cents per ton per mile : therefore, the American farmer loses 
20 cents per ton per mile in marketing his product. It is doubt- 
ful if the railway cost can be reduced much further, but if the 
railway cost can be reduced 20 cents the gain is incalculable." 

Eeform is all very well and a necessary thing, but the sitting 
Legislature must not forget that it will be judged rather by what 
it does than what it undoes. Tt cannot do anything greater or 
more generally beneficial than to help along the State highway 
project. It should listen to Sam Hill. 

*■ 
Utterly unable to compete with San 
Francisco for the exposition in any 
other way, New Orleans had at the 
last to fall back upon the desperate 
argument of partisan and sectional politics. There, too, con- 
sidering the present composition of Congress, the Southern city 
could not hone to match strength with San Francisco and win 
in an open and above board contest, but must depend upon the 
tactics of delay which Congressional procedure favors. 

The favorable report of the Rodenburg committee upon the 
Estopinal bill was. in fact, no victory at all for New Orleans, nor 
did the Southerners take it as such. No sooner had it been 
agreed upon than they sounded the rallying call E< South, 

sending out an appeal based wholly ai on partisan and 

sectional prejudice. The way in which thai n mel by the 

watchful Californians will not soon be forgotten. Our committee 
in charge of San Francisco's interests at the capital saw and 
seized the opportunity not only to beat New Orleans at her own 
game, but to give the country an object lesson in the California!! 
way of making a fight. In a few hours they set in motion a 
campaign that almost instai d the entire West, stirred 

the sentiment of the dominanl pari leaden JJ i ountry 

and demonstrated to the President and to Congress thai a united 
West and an I North demanded the exposition sanction 

xin Francisco. 
Tin fighting on behalf of San Francisco has been snperhlv gen- 
erated. Siate after State has been lined up on our side by 
[forward methods and open personal representation. At 
Washington the little band of Californians have battled 
fastly and with consummate shrewdness. The advantages of San 
SCO over Xew Orleans have been impressed upon the 
n with such skill and force that the only excuse for an 
adverse vote - partisanship, sectional prejudice or personal in- 

if some kind It is a good case, that of San P 
and it has been magnificently presented and prosecuted. 

When they return, these exposition hunters deserve to be 



New Orleans and 
Partisan Politics, 



royally entertained. Some of them have suffered personal and 
business hardship in order to serve the interest of San Fnu 
and California. Many of them have been obliged to lay aside 
deep-rooted personal feeling and old partisanship in order to 
play the game whole-heartedly. They have pi away any thought 
of political and business differences, and have forgotten that 
there ever was any sectional feeling in California. They have 
put up such a fight as might well have won a weaker case. High 
honors should be theirs when they are back with us again. 

sp- 
it is surprising that protests 
For Better should be heard in certain National 

Inspection op Banks.. Hank circles against a recent rul- 
ing made by the Comptroller of 
the Currency that all banking institutions coming under 
his jurisdiction should adopt a uniform system of book- 
keeping so that bank examiners may inspect the accounts quickly 
and intelligently. On the other hand, the sentiment is growing 
all over the country that the Comptroller's mandate should be 
made obligatory in supervising all private and State, as well as 
national banks. The country knows to its sorrow that hanks 
do fail sometimes, and that nearly all failures are traceable to 
faithlessness on the part of bank officials who had covered up 
their peculations for a long time by "doctoring" the bank's hooks 
and by "juggling" the several accounts by a system of hook-keep- 
ing so complex and mystifying that even the most capable of ex- 
aminers often found it impossible to ascertain the actual con- 
dition of the institution, and too often the inspector has almost 
been forced to accept the analysis of the banks as given to him 
by the officers, simply because he could not himself unravel the 
knot. 

It is the experience of the Treasury Department of the Gov- 
ernment that makes it incumbent upon the Comptroller to adopt 
an arbitrary system of bank book-keeping so as to thoroughly 
safeguard the public against reckless if not absolute dishonesty 
in the management of banking institutions. It would seem to be 
not only the Government's duty, but the duty of every Stale as 
well, to institute a system recording the operation of banks that 
would make juggled books themselves a truthful detective and ex- 
id fraud. Tt is almost always true thai when the 
accounts and methods of a broken bank arc subjected to critical 

analysis, revelation- ne ai last which stand as indisputable 

evidence that adroit deception had been the practice for a long 
time, and covered up by a mysterious and complicated Bystem of 

ling the bank's true history from day to day. 



Carrying Watkb 
on Both Shoulders 



Washington newspaper con mond- 
ents are pretty generally agreed thai 
President Taft has definitely made 
up his mind to try for the nomina- 
tion of his party in 1012, and that he is in almost daily confer- 
ence with certain of his personal and political friends for the 
purpose of selecting a leader to take the advance movement in 
hand. The President, it is said, deems it none too early to com- 
mence active work on the political fences of his party, but unless 
:ime correspondents are all at sea concerning Mr. Taft's 
program, he certainlv is unacquainted with the temper of the 
American people. That Mr. Taft is personally popular with the 
following of all parties there is no doubt, but when he or any 
other man undertake^ to play middle-of-the-road politics, he is 
sure to ultimately find himself in the middle of the road quite 
alone, for never before in the history of this country did the 
people demand more vehemently positive politics and positive 
policies. The secret of Colonel I hold upon the people 

is to be found in the distinct and undeniable fact that he hews 
to the line and ■ !■ fhere the chips fall. The 

man with clca I opinions is the kind of a man 

erican people like to hitch to. 



6 



San Francisco News Letter 



Januaby 28, 1911. 



The Deed \\i> 
The Punishment. 



California is now reaping the first 
fruits of a harvest of nation-wide 
disfavor, which Governor Johnson's 
attack on the vested rights of the 
public service corporations and of oilier forms of aggregations of 
capital in employment in this State for their own and the public's 
profit and well-being. The vested rights of a public service cor- 
poration or association of capitalists are not in a state of contin- 
gency except in so far as is provided for in the charters creating 
them and conferring upon them Bpeeific rights and privileges, 
and if these conferred rights and privileges are abused, the law 
always stands ready to vindicate itself, but the law conferring 
charter rights upon corporations does not recognize personal dis- 
like or political ambition as unprejudiced evidence of wrong-do- 
ing. But Governor Johnson seems to think that vested rights 
of public service corporations or associations of capitalists in em- 
ployment for their own and the public's welfare are contingent 
on the likes or dislikes of demagogic political ambition. The 
public does oo1 echo its approval of any such interpretation 
of the meaning of "vested rights." 

It cannot be said that Governor Johnson is ignorant of what 
effect his declaration of war against corporate interests in Cali- 
fornia is having in business circles the country over. If he does 
not know it. he should place his ear to the ground and listen to 
the warning that capital everywhere is giving to investors in 
banking institutions, industrial enterprises, commercial ventures, 
public service undertakings and farm occupations I" pass bj 

on the other side of the State whose Governor has assumed a 
threatening attitude toward- whoever contemplates the invest- 
ment and employment of capital in California, for, if he can 
prevent it. vested rights shall have no protecting recognition by 
the executive bead of the commonwealth, nor by the law-making 
department, if his influence to the contrary counts for anything. 

Capital, whether great or small, is always timid if not sus- 
picious, and California need no! expect capital is coming to the 
State for employment in farming if the agencies, public ageni tea 
connecting the farming communities with the business centers 
are to be crippled and made inefficient, nor that capital will come 
to multiply the State's industries, her commercial enterprises, 
her banking facilities nor her public aervice utilities so long as 
the State's Governor persists in maintaining a hostile attitude 
Inwards capital already employed or seeking employment ill 
quasi-public enterprise. ii i- only giving Governor Johnson his 
correct measure when it is -aid thai his legislative program and 
his so-called policies constitute a declaration that is hostile and 
menacing to not only California's besl home interests, but a 
warning alike to capital and labor to slay away. 

Had the Governor been Listening to the voice of San Frani Lsco 
public opinion when the new- came thai the Congressional com- 
mittee having the matters in band had decided that New Orleans 
was the proper and most eligible site to celebrate the completion 
of the Panama Canal, he would have heard it declared on i rer] 
side: "Governor Johnson's hostility toward invested capital in 
California was the influence thai turned the tide of favoritism 

for San Fri sco to New Orleans." Bnl thai is of small moment 

to what bis hostility to capital directly and labor indirectly will 
bring upon California in the days to come. 

3Br 

A few conceded to be able Eepubli- 
Fok a Third P.mity. cans, but who are not at this time 

officially identified with the party, 
and a small army of so-called Republican insurgents, whose ten- 
ure of political life is precarious, together with a few anti-Bryan- 
ites, arc just now engaged in the noble pastime of trying to lav 
the foundation of a new political party. The theme is "Progres- 
sive Nationalism," but when the baptismal font is reached, the 
child will be christened the "National Party," and the reasons 



for its creation are already proclaimed to be that the old Re- 
publican party is decrepit and in its dotage, and that the Demo- 
cratic party should have been gathered to its fathers long ago. 
The leaders of the movement expect that by the time of Presi- 
dential nominating conventions of 1912, the Nationals will be 
able to make a winning showing, and thereafter have things 
pretty much their own way in the hearts and affections of a 
large majority of the electorate of the North, the South, the. 
Bast and the West of the nation. But it is just possible, if not 
quite probable, that the getters-up of Progressive Nationalism 
are counting without, their host; that they misjudge the vigor 
and energy of the Republican party — of its rank and file espec- 
ially, and that it is more likely to take a new lease of life in 1912 
than to become a prey to political undertakers. 

Ami there arc most substantial reasons why the leaders of the 
"Progressive Nationalism" movement are likely to find them- 
selves mistaken in their plans to lay hold on the machinery of 
either of the old parties. In the first place, the generation that 
now cunlrols l lie Republican party understand better than their 
fathers did that in all the years of the party's existence it has 
been the party of achievement, and that the nation's greatness 
to-day is the legitimate product of the Republican party's sowing 
and reaping for half a century, and the young and middle-aged 
of the party would be loth to turn such a record of mighty 
achievements to the wall of forgetfulncss and build bonfires to 
the glory of new gods. Of the more than 8,000,000 Republican 
voters, it is not likely that one-tenth of them could be induced to 
turn their backs on the glory and beneficent works of the parte. 
Rather can they be relied upon to stay at home, and, if need be, 
clean up their own house, if it needs renovating. 

As for the Nationalists gaining recruits from the Democratic 
camp, "there is nothing in it," in the parlance of the street 
gamin. Until the names of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jack- 
son become obsolete and forgotten, there will be a vigorous fol- 
lowing of these two saints, and the time will never come when 
the Democratic party will disabuse its mind of the belief that; 
it is to be the nation's savior, nor does repeated and continuous 
disappointment ever discourage hope or dwarf its own estimate 
of its mission in the world. No. the Progressive Nationalists 
will have to look elsewhere than to the Republican and Demo- 
cratic parties for enough recruits to make a substantial showing. 
The Republican party will loom up in 19)2 like an everlasting 

i mtain. which it is, and the Democratic party will be there in 

the thick of the light as tough as a hickory club that it always i-. 



There i»re imitations of the Kalian-Swiss Colony's famous 

TIRO wine (red or white.) [nsist on the genuine; see that the 
label reads "Italian-Swiss Colony." 



BOTTLED 

IN 
BOND 




BLACK 
LABEL 



January 28, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 




'6WNCRM, 



No more striking or convincing proof of the optimistic 

spirit, controlling all things San Franciscan, could be offered 
than the feeling that here greeted the decision of the Industrial 
Arts and Exposition Committee of the House of Representatives 
to give the Fair to New Orleans. Immediately a message was 
given out to the public, through the newspapers : ''The decision 
in reporting out the bill favoring .New Orleans with a vote of nine 
to six is considered by the Board of Directors of the Panama- 
Pacific International Exposition Company as most encouraging." 
And there followed a general feeling of elation. It was this 
same spirit that dominated the populace and kept the people 
bravely smiling throughout the chastisement administered in 
1906, and, on the ashes of the old, caused them to build a new 
city. The victory was cold comfort to New Orleans, for there is 
small satisfaction in fighting a community that does not know 
when it is licked. 

The London Times asserts that the United States has long 

been the graveyard of British capital, and is rapidly going to 
the dogs. When it comes to getting alarmed over the United 
States, that staid gentleman, John Bull, is not far behind. Every 
now and then he gets it into his 'ead that this blooming country 
is on the 'ighroad to the bad. His periodical alarm is character- 
istic and hereditary. He had this country wiped out as far back- 
as 1812, heard only its death knell all through the Civil War, 
saw it go all to pieces in the panic of the early seventies, and has 
more than 'alf a notion that it is going the same way now. Once 
possessed of an idea, John Bull becomes very much addicted in it, 
and once having made up his mind, he is as immovable as the 
apostle of Ephesus. 

The present Board of Prison Commissioners, including 

Warden John E. Hoyle, of San Quentin, arc in a fair way to be- 
come unpopular with the masses. They propo i pards 
for first offenders, and the doing awai of stripes in firal class 
uniforms. What satisfaction is there in being taxed for the sup 
port of the wicked if we the good and bolj and meek and lowly, 

of the outside, are io be dei I the pi ii liege ol >ver the 

degradation of the damned! Tl nly material difference, to- 
day, between the mora] conditi i those within State's Prison 

and three-fourths of those without, is the stripes. Keep them 
on the rascals, The free public has somi right to ili.-nn.iion. 

Senator Caininetti, one of the nine I' in the 

California Senate, has introduced a bill providing for a half- 
inch rope i" i" secnrel] anchored in each room ol al 
two stories nigh, these ropes to In long nough to reach the 
ground. The Senator neglects to state whether these ro 
intended for the convenience oi guests wishing to lower their 
ndow or for readiness in case they should 
desire to hang themselves, If for the latter purpose, I 
respectful!] he propriety of suspending a few samples 

of tii and hallwavs of tli. S l tol. 

War made upon the third The daily 

papers have long linsl it. and a bill has been intr 

in the Assembly for it- abolition. I praj for the bui -• 

measure, I to man living » 

that t i • -m)i a thing as the third makes 

no difference. It should d, anyway, i 

time enough foi ifterward. 



"We prefer the apparently sensible man to tl"' ■ 

intellecl mil man. The latter is ri 

■ ' ti idle ma > mists I be fori s i can o 

iii-Ih nt rare and valued interval ("'ruin ti d to i 
from the confines of i local contemporary. I had thought i n 

and intellect to lie so elosely wedded n - i ' . ly admil of this 

Bne distinction The privilege oi ■ ■ gl i possessed of good 

mental perception and of exhibiting sound sense and judgment, 
without the aid of the intellect, is enjoyed by the oyster, the owl, 
the jackass and some other favorites of the Creator; but the 
man who seeks to avoid the combination ol sense and intellect 
is seldom regarded with preferential favor by bis intelligent 
fellows. 

The Ning Yung Association, having been charged by the 

editor of the "Chung Sai Yat Po," a Chinese newspaper, with 
the impropriety of making use of the potato as an article of diet, 
has demanded the suspension of the paper for ninety days, follow- 
ing a period of ten days to be devoted to publishing all articles 
contributed by the Association, and the instant dismissal of 
the editors. The American journals are strenuously supporting 
the Ning Yungs. So rank an offense against politeness and 
ethics of San Francisco journalism as this of the "Chung Sai 
Yat Po," even if printed in hieroglyphics, and edited by a 
heathen, cannot be condoned. The establishment of such a prece- 
dent would be appalling. 

Mr. Ely, having successfully demonstrated that he is a 

bird, and one that can be successfully made use of in war, has 
been appropriately medaled and applauded, and, hereafter, will 
rest securely in the little niche that he has carved for himself in 
the hall of fame. The man who gives away millions for the estab- 
lishing of libraries, peace congresses, universities and tubercu- 
losis cures, is a joke; it is the individual who discovers means 
for knocking the daylights out of his fellows by some wholesale 
process that earns an abiding place in the appreciative hearts 
of his countrymen. Mr. Ely has contributed a new and novel zest 
to the spilling of human gore. Mr. Ely. 1 salute you. 

If but one-half the efforts made bj our legislators to pro- 

icet a man's purse were directed toward the safeguarding of Ids 

ad soul, what inroads would be made upon the doma 
medicine ami religion. The legally recognized value of human 
life compared with that of money, shows a woeful discount. The 
other daj a man entenced to Eor assault ing a 

nej drawer and banning il to thi extent of $2.40 ; in the s 

court, another got one <•'■■ jail Eor the unjustifiable 

ii fellow being, b c relig ion the woi Id, excepi in 

- to be troubled with the i 

plaint. 

l'.r'er I'liclaii's firs! 9) eh after his e from ob- 
scurity, delivered to thi 

ler how long he has been buttled up. 

The up-to-date birdman flies high, and he also comes high. 



Valentine's Day Observance 

becomes more general yearly and "grown-upi" as well as "the 
kiddies" are adopting this as another occasion for the sending 
of friendly greetings or messages of love. 

Missives — humorous, sentimental and beautiful, to meet each 
individual need — are now on display for your selection. 

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San Francisco 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 28, 1911. 




Joaquin Miller is, was, or may be a poet. But he never 
reached so near to Heaven that his boots did not tread the earth. 
Sometimes they are long boots. It was a pair of this variety 
that the poet wore, tramping the other day to Fremont High 
.School to talk to the students of his friendship with General John 
C. Fremont. ' As a lecturer, the author, with his flowing, un- 
parted beard, presents a rather picturesque figure. But on this 
occasion he did not figure. The mud took a strange and per- 
sistent liking to his shoes, or boots, if you prefer. The leg of 
the poet was pulled as it never was pulled before. Oh, but that 
inud was mighty! And Joaquin — well, what did Joaquin say 
that he would not have said to the students. In the midst of 
it a friend happened along. Gently picking his way through the 
red atmosphere, he addressed the poet. 

"That does not sound much like poetry, my friend," he Biiid. 

"Maybe not," returned the exasperated Joaquin. "Bui jus'. 
the same it is a matter of feet." 

5 5 « 

Judge Ben Lindsey, of Denver, is a remarkable man in thai he 
is trying to do humanity a service. He is a man of quiet ways 
and quiet means, but he is a fighter none the less, as his record 
goes to show. His lecture before the members of the Young 
Men's Christian Association of San Francisco was extremely in- 
teresting, the gist of it being: a square deal for the little crook. 
The following anecdote Judge Lindsey related in conversation 
after his lecture bad been finished. Examining a boy thief in 
his court once, he found him to be a very bad character. Bred 
in the worst sort of environment, and totally lacking in moral 
r.lucation, there were many records of theft against the little 
fellow. The judge was nonplussed what to do with him. 

"Have you always been a thief?" he asked the boy. 

The truth of the unwitting reply struck to his heart: "No, sir 
— I was born a baby." 

~S «• ?r 

Senator Bryant of San Francisco is a 
bad man. The Senator has introduced :i 
bill at Sacramento to prohibit women 
smoking anywhere or any time within the 
State of California. Her lips will taste 
sweeter, but such rudeness! Without her 
gold-tipped pill, what will milady do? Is 
it possible the Senator is a kissing man? 
But there is still hope. With all llic 
skirted lobbyists stamping their feet for 
women's rights at Sacramento, such a bill 
will surely be smoked under. Nevertheless, 
the situation is trying — suppose it did 
pass? , Why, every woman in the country 
would be smoking. Is it well to boost 
the habit by such direct means? One 
married lady of our acquaintance, blowing 
rings in the air, suggested that the Sena- 
tor was nothing but a mosquito. "And he 
is lighting on the wrong sex," she added. 
Can the Senator be blamed? What mos- 



quito wouldn't do it? The mosquito is to be envied, in fact 
His caress drinks blood — the blood of milady's heart. With such 
a bill, Senator Bryant could not help but succeed. 

No, the Senator is not a mosquito. He is not that lucky. 
Compared with that of Mr. Mosquito, his bill is a poor sort of 
weapon, indeed. His arguments — well. Is society and the State 
of California to be put on a par with Mason street — now adapt- 
ing itself to a moral hunch against milady's Turkish and Vir- 
ginian delight. With the up-town tenderloin trying to be good, 
what more can be required of the country. The Senator thinks 
the habit is apt to spread among the poor. Very well, but do not 
force it on them. The poor, at present, despise the habit among 
society women because they, too, might adopt it. But prohibi- 
tion often means emulation. Besides, the poor already have it — 
for it is a poor sort of lady who smokes. N'o Senator in the world 
could reform her. Before he left for Sacramento, Senator 
Bryant, meeting a lady of his acquaintance, took bo discussing 
his proposed bill with her. 

"If you prevent us smoking, what will you eventually let us 
do?" she objected, sarcastically. 

"Madam, you may still fume," suggested the Senator. 
6" b" S 

There is nothing like putting up a good still' bluff, bul it's 
the devil to pay when you get called. Hubert Latham, the 
Frenchman, knows all about it; he'll tell you. 

When President Scotford, of the San Francisco Aero Club, 
and Lieutenant Beck went down (o Los Angeles on the trail of 
all good aviators, they signed up Curtiss and Wright men first. 
They had exactly ten thousand dollars left. This they decided 
to offer Badley and Latham, five thousand each. They discov- 
ered Badley on the field of his operations, and made their propo- 
sition. He, with that honesty for which he is known, advised 
them, in view of Latham's spectacular achievements, to offer the 
latter six thousand dollars of the purchase money, while he would 
sign up for four thousand. 

They did as they were bid — in the matter of the four thousand, 
but alas, when they went to call on M. Latham, he was not to be 
seen. "Ver' sorree, but M'sieur is enjoy his afternoon — what you 
call heem ? — see-ista? — he must not be disturb'." And so on. 
Being Americans of the most approved type, the President and 
the Lieutenant failed to prostrate; in other words, they did not 
call again on M. Latham, which was inconsiderate, to say the 
least. 

After a lapse of several days, the little Frenchman became un- 
easy, and in person sought out his erstwhile callers. Signifying 
bis willingness to fly for them, he was paralyzed to learn that the 



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and California Advertiser 



six thousand dollars hail now dwindled to a paltry fifteen hun- 
dred, and making the best of a bad matter, lie accepted the 
mittee's terms. On the second daj of the local e beau- 
tiful Antoinette came to an inglorious end. Once more the com- 
mittee waited npon the redoubtable Frenchman, to find to their 
dismay that Latham considered himself released from bis con- 
trail, which, lie contended, was based on the flights he would 
make in his old machine. The fact that the machine was out 
of commission freed him from his obligation. L!ut couldn't M. 
Latham get another machine? chorused the committee. M. 
Latham admitted om. He could have one of the Antoinettes 
owned by Harkness, the Pasadena enthusiast, shipped up to 
him pedycue and faster, but — In that case he would have a 
new contract. Latham stock had gone up. He would fly for 
live times fifteen hundred, seven thousand five hundred dollars, 
and furthermore the committee must agree to make good all dam- 
age suffered by the machine, and 

It is said that right here the august committee all together 
rose, and without malice aforethought, in unison, told M. Latham 
to go to h . 

And that is the really, truly reason why James Kadley has 
had. things all his own way from the monoplanistic standpoint. 
As was remarked before, a bluff is a fine thing, but fifteen hun- 
dred dollars in your right-hand pocket is worth seven thousand 
live hundred in the perspective. 

5 5 2r 

It is not always advisable in this day and time to answer to 
the charge of ignorance. You want to know all that there is to 
know abour everybody and everything from the time the apple- 
is tested Adam hid behind Eve's fig-leaf petticoats, right up-to- 
date. Flaunt your knowledge in the face of an ignorant world, 
and trace your family tree back to Solomon. 

Eugene Ely is a mighty clever young man, and his views on 
this and that flapdoodle of the flying art are sought repeatedly. 
The other day Ely was standing out in front of his hangar, talk- 
ing to a friend, when an air enthusiast interrupted the conversa- 
tion. 

"Pardon me, Mr. Ely," said he, ''but I would like to hear 
your views on the possibilities of the omithopter." 

Now, for the benefit of the unenlightened, an omithopter is 
a machine whose flying qualities are produced by the incessant 
flapping or beating of its wings, all same bird. 

Mr. Ely frowned in a speculative way and considered. Befon 

answering, he separaled the ash from the 

with careful precision. Thee hi Bpoke, and the audience hung 
en his words. 

"Frankly," he said. T wouldn't risk my life in an on 
ter. The underlying principles are ne and the machine 

is not Btable. That, of course, is mj own personal opir 
I wouldn'1 bays mi 1 1 m mj -a\ so," lie wound u 

recatingl] . 'I he :e (hanked him 

fully and sped away. 

Ely's owed his qm unconscious bai '-. ■' 

peculative frown deepened. Finally he turned 
pardon 

"New. whai iii h— - is an omithopter ?" he asked with be- 
coming 

5 S S" 

Fred - - in Francis ub, is 

ie is a fat man. Now Scotford, iu spite of 

the two hundred and forty-nine pounds of avoirdupois clothing 

nil, desired to fly. Matters guch as overweight didii 
him a particle. II ie out in the cerulean, bl 

the fleecy cloud pinions in rank defiance of thi - \ !l 

the mi and body were nol in ite- didn' 

ai all. 



i" Phil Pannelei u assioned plea, and the 

aviator promptly looked him over. 

■'How much," he asked, surveying the curves and dimples 
i :ili ''i you weigh ''." 

Now, Scotford was aol to be denied. 

"One hundred and seventy-six pound rered defiantly. 

"Tut! Tut!" said Parmelee (to himself, of course) "you lie 
like Ananias." Out Loud lie said: "All right, I'll take you up. But 
remember this, you can't lie to the machine. If you weigh over 
the lifting capacity, it will very probably drop with you." 

Then Scotford reconsidered. 

"Why," said Parmelee at last, moved to pity by the downcast 
countenance of the would-be bird, "I'm willing to take a chance 
if you are." 

Since then, Scotford's smile has been the wear-ever sort, and 
his wings are being manufactured by an up-to-date concern. 
TS S S 

Modesto is possessed, at least, of one virtue — a young lady 
who, starting with a few dollars capital, made a small fortune out 
of poultry-raising. This she is re-staking in cattle and a dairy. 
It is reported that she is a rather beautiful young person — cul- 
tured and stylish as well. At a recent ball given in Modesto she 
reigned popular queen. She could not have been more charming 
if she had never seen a chicken-farm in her life. It takis more 
than a few good laying hens to spoil a real woman. This one has 
mastered the problem of living and made good. And it did not 
require extraordinary business capacity — simply industry. The 
opportunity she made for herself is practically the opportunity 
of any of her sex. Here, surely, is food for thought for the girls 
of Mason street. Life need not present such a reckless aspect 
— for out in the country are hens — much better companions 
than men in general — the hills, the sunshine, pure air, pure 
thoughts, and a living. Why not try it, girls. In the city it is 
wine and beer, mostly beer, and late hours, youth irredeemably 
lost in four or five years of riotous living. It is more than that 
— more than we can well state in these columns; but you know, 
if ever you were women — in your sober hours you know the Hell 
of it. In the country il could be entirely different. Its green 
fields laugh perfumed welcome. Its opportunities are unlimited. 
1 1 in i> seem "slow" al first, but that is because you do not know 
it. Ii is Heaven, and while [| would scarcely make angels of 
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San Francisco News Letter 



January 28, 1911. 



A few days ago the mail bags were stolen from the Oakland 
ferry. Say the police: "It was neatly done; none but a roost 
skilled purloiner could have accomplished it." The public is nol 
so sure. Daily we read of hold-ups and other sort? oi robberies 
that are not the work of skilled criminals. Yet these happen just 
the same. The police flare around a little, and there is an end to 
it. Nine times out of ten '.licy get hold of the wrong man. So 
arrest ome one tin | seem satisfied — to draw their 
salaries. Regarding Chief Seymour, there can be no doubt oi 
his earnestness and sincerity. The chief is a credit to the town, 

lint the department is not. And tl adeavor of the chief i" 

redeem it is pitiable. He would require to educate it first, and 
such material in its genera] body does not absorb education in a 

moment. It was born lax, bred lax and thinks ever in the s: 

fashion. It requires the whip constantly, and any single arm is 
bound to grow tired. The Police Commission we think might aid 
the chief more than it does. This journal offers him ii- » - 

- ■ n>-.'. 'I lie whole West, Lnd I. stands in need of mop. 

strict police supervision. The mom mi the Bast becomes too hoi 
for a criminal he hie? with every confidence i<> the Coast. II' 1 
feels that he will be perfect!) -at' 1 lien. Usually he is. Such is 
our record, and we habitually make good in it. The intelligi 111 
criminal laughs ai the stnpidrh of the police ib partments o I 
West. Such a system must cease. In San Francisco. Chief Sey- 
mour is trving to establish a competent police department. For 

ii good of the town, let each and every one help him all In- can. 
What - j required i- Eurthi c culling in the force. It has 

men in it, but there arc a lot nl' -bells. 
5 5 o- 

The forces at Sacramento arc lined up. The orchestra has 

quit playing, and the curtain is raised mi the first act. N 

yet knows whether it will be farce, comedy or tragedy. Tl 
no doubt, however, that it will In- tragedy For some. But what 
could not a master humorist do with tin/ scene and the charac- 
ters. Dignified newly elected satellites, watching eagle-eyed 
lobbyist? and lean fellows of the press. A wrestling match was 
never more intense. It is said the Governor has tin- strangle 
hold. May he not misuse it. Everything is on at once. The 
country stands on tipl i ile sap in the pot. Will 

it result in goo oj not? There are more lobbyists 

»n ban opening of this Legislature, perhaps, than ever 

happened al i Legislature in California Even tin 1 women 

are on hand smiling for a rote. A mixing of lines is sometimes 
as bad as a mixing of drinks. Thi ■_ 3 ramento is bound 

1" result in something — what? Oh, but it's funny and fierce, 
able all in a breath. If a Legislature could be just a 
business concern going about its business. But — well, define 

politics, if you can. It is a congli ration oi everything that 

drift?, it is a potful of jarring little elements, and money i- 
the fuel thai makes ii boil. IT- all bo ridii alous and so human. 
In ii sense it is a study in intelligence. 

5 o- b" 

Tetrazzini and San Francisco have evidently fallen rerj much 
in love with each other. That Little concert at Lotta's Foun- 
tain worked wonders. Winn inn speak of "thi i itj loved around 

the World." Tetrazxin; cla|>s In r hands, and when you speak of 
Tetrazzini. San Francisco slips its bands in its pi 
less pairs of dollar- and goes i" hear Iter sing. What arrange- 
ment could be better? The diva lias i righi to dap her lia 
and San Francisco ge mey's worth. L n 

genius we found by the wayside. \*n other voire in the world, 
perhaps, is quite so beautiful. The n rib t would walk ten miles 
just to hear her sing "The Last l;..-,- of Summer." n- shi sang 
it that niL'lit on the street corner. Even our police take •> I 
interest in her. At the concert at Dreamland last week Ci 

Collin?, in charge of the crowd, suddenly decided that no t < 

reserved-, in- n t In -..Id; that is. with a proper pride in the 



diva, he gave out that everything but rush seals had I n sold. 

\n consequence, hundreds went the way they bud come. On dis- 
covering what had happened, the rage of Mr. Leahy was wonder- 
ful to see. Corporal Collins crept in a little corner of hi- -i\ 
bit. blinking his eyes at the storm-radiating managerial figure. 
But shortly In- came to himself — a member of the San Francisco 
police force always doe?. Hi? dignity hobbled to height, and his 
face resumed its placid, wise expression. 

"Anyway." he argued in the white face of Mr. Leahy, "it is 
just as well. Tetrazzini might strain her voice singing to more 
people than are in there now." 

V 0- 5 

Out newspapers arc always claiming to have done Sometliing 
or other — though never do tiny point to their record of some- 
bodies. It is SO natural for them t:i do somebody and so unusual 
I'm- tbrni t.. do something. The other day the Bulletin, extend- 
ing it- clipped wings, crowed of having dropped the price of 
eggs three cents. No hen. having laid one could have been 
prouder. No master-of-the-flock cock-a-doodle-dooed in gayer 
accents while he spurred and spurned tin' earth beneath his foot. 
Tin- \itv spirit of Fremont Older seemed to have been let loose 
ii !i-i. I oable to tl\. it had. at least, some eggs to its credit. 
Allen Moyer, the insurance man. i- something of a wit. The 
Looker-On nut him with a copy of the iiewlv-hatchcil Bulletin 
in his band. 

"Hello," greeted tin- Looker-On. "I Bee tin- Bulletin has low- 
ered .bo price of eggs." 
"Yes — how rotten of 'In- eggs!" returned Mover. 



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"The Chocolate Soldier" at the Savoy. 

It is years since we have had anything here in the way of 
comic opera that lias been so genuinely musical as "The Choco- 
late Soldier." Oscar Strauss has simply shown just what can 
be done with music in the hands of a master. The jingling, tink- 
ling tunes come so rapidly that we give up trying to keep count 
of them. Outside of grand opera, I have never before witnessed 
such a tempestuous flood of applause as that which greeted the 
big finale in the second act. Vocally it measured up to the 
•standards of the very best things we have in grand opera. It was 
a thrilling wave of melody which swept everybody before it, 
and even the most conservative was forced to admit that here at 
Inst was real opera. The incidents, or rather the. plot, is sup- 
posed to hinge on the story of Shaw's "Arms and the Man." 

The first act follows the book fair- 
ly well, hut in the second and third 
acts the plot wanders off wherever 
the adapters see fit. The libretto in 
the original is by Rudolph Bernauer 
and Leopold .Taeobson, but the Eng- 
lish version was done by Stanislaus 
Stange. The latter has certainly 
done well, adhering closely to the 
highest standards and conventionali- 
ties of comic opera, at the same time 
allowing the composer full scope for 
his beautiful musical setting. 

At the opening night I could hear 
audible comments on all sides to the 
effect that "The Merry Widow" was 
not to be compared with this latest 
offering. To a certain extent this is 
true. ' "The Chocolate Soldier" 
abounds with tuneful melodies. It 
is a musical setting of real gems, and 
there are so many of them that at 
last the conviction comes to us that. 
the fame of the opera is not based 
on a single number like that of the 
festive widow. Sonic there were thai 

slated that we were going to lu 

ragged road company foisted on us: 

in other words that we were : 

to have a makeshift organisation sent 

us. This is not so. as it is years since 
We have had the pleasure of listening 
to such an evenly arid splendidly 
balanced singing organization. 

In the person oi Antoinette Kopet- 
sky, the little Bohemian lady, we 
have a real prima donna who can 
both sing and act. She has a dis- 
tinctive personality, her diminutive 
stature rather being an aid to her 
than otherwise. Ami she has a glo- 
rious voice, too. She radiates enthu- 
siasm, throwing into her work more 
rim and apparent genuine pleasure 
than we usually see in five prima 
donnas. Her first act solo, "My 
Hero," brought out her voice with 
magnificent effect. In her anxiety 
and nervousness she jumped the key 
occasionally, hut this can he forgiven 
in so excellent an artist. We have 
heard advance selections of "The 
olate Soldier" done in cafes and 
by orchestras evervwhere, but it is 



hard to fully realize the full beauty of the opera until we hear it 
in its completeness. One regret could only be expressed, and that 
is that we were obliged to wail bo long; to be denied for si 
length of time the musical beauties of a musical treat like this 
one. And this fad I desire I I ize, and that; it is a musical 

treat indeed. In this instance, the big orchestra and the princi- 
pals and chorus worked hi perfect accord and harmony, all like 
a piece of well-oiled machinery. 

I have spoken of the prima donna, lint there arc others in the 
cast equally as satisfactory. Hon Bergere shows how really clever 
an operatic souhrette can be. She is a bewitching thing, with 
lots of spirit and .ginger, and possessing a voice of power and 
real musical quality. She makes an excellent foil for the prima 
donna, and in company with Margaret Crawford, the contralto, 
forms a vocal trio that we will have cause to remember for a 
long time. Miss Crawford has a big, fine voice of excellent cali- 
bre, and she knows how to use it to the best advantage. She is, 
moreover, a capital actress. John R. Phillips has the role of 
"The Chocolate Soldier." I noted his work when he was here 
with "The Alaskan." He is a mighty capable, hard-working 
chap, who has a fairly good voice, which he uses discreetly. He 
looks well and acts even better. He jumped into popular favor 
instantly. 

An old San Franciscan was introduced in the person of Frank 
Belcher. He has, as Captain Massakroff, a fine comedy role, from 




A group of girls in "The Chocolate Soldier," which is now delighting $tu-oy audi 



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San Francisco News Letter 



Januaby 28, 1911. 




Pearl Sindelar in "The Girl in the Taxi' 
Theatre. 



at tin i 'ni in [6ta 



which he extracts every particle of humor. Hi? reception was 

spontaneous and noisy. Edmund Muleahy displays a basso to 
good advantage. He also is assigned a comedy role. He is a 
big, tine-looking fellow, and works in entire harmony with the 
others. Harry Davis, as the Major, i- very good, too, though in 
his anxiety his light tenor voice would persist in working off the 
key. However, J have never Been a be! ter Bet of principals, taking 
them as a whole. They are capable actors, every one of them, 
and in the prima donna we have a genuine artist with a glorious 
voice, and her acting is a positive delight. 

The chorus, what little it has to do. proves eminently sai 
tor)-, and in the big finaie it shows tin mettle it is composed of 
vocally. The two settings are very good, the first act in par- 
ticular being very beautiful. John Lund, one oi our best-known 
and most capable directors, swings the baton over the big o 
tra, and has them in perfect artistic control, though incline! to 
be a little loud at first, until lie had measured the dimensions ol 
his auditorium, after which be had them tempered beautifully. 
The costuming is very picturesque. Anybody who misses "The 
Chocolate Soldier" mis ergesl jical treat we have had 

here in year-. Musically, it is the best thing we ha' \ 

here outside of grand opera. 

* * * 

"The Girl in tin Taxi" at the ' olumbia. 

This is one of those bright, breezy fanes, with the asu d 
French stamp upon it, the usual corned) of loose morals, which 
it seems is the delight of the Parisians. This particular play 
was originally written by Anthony Mars, who is :i stranger to me, 
and it was done over to suit American taste ami environment by 
that most adaptable of all adapters, Stanislaus Stange. For 
those who care for this sort of entertainment, "The Girl in the 
Taxi" will no doubt be immensely enjoyed. The plot, Buch as 
there is, seems to be hardly worth the telling. Tn fane, particu- 
larly the French brand, improbabilities are often stretched be- 
yond reason. This one has to do with erring husbands and sons, 
with the conventional mix-up of pretty girls and cafes and the 
night life which invariably goes with these things, mure an 
many good, hearty laughs ini' i [i i -J throughout the three acts. 

The action in the first act i< rather mild, and lags somewhat, 
but in the second act the fun is fast and furious. The play is a 
frank exposition of a certain phase of life, which evidently at- 
tains its highest point of rottenness in France; that is, if the 
plays of this stamp which emanate from there are presumed to 
reflect that kind of life. Tt i= not exactly the kind of a play 
which I would, advise mothers to take their daughters to see. The 
-torv is brutally candid, even the decent women of the plav. to 
all intents and purposes, seeming to take it as a stolid fact "thai 
their spouses should he allowed the licentiousness, which, from 



a French standpoint, seems to he the inherent right of the male 
sex. As I have stated, if one is not too particular, and their 
consciences do not prick them, then "The Girl in the Taxi" is 
one piay that they should not miss. 

It seems that the foreign author of farces is willing to go 
far beyond the bounds of decent morals, and the ordinary conven- 
tionalities of life, in order to get his laughs. To the credit of 
the new school of American authors, it must be admitted that 
their product along the lines of comedy and farce have invariably 
been of the clean kind, the kind which does not bring a blush 
to the brow, the kind that does not disseminate a feeling which 
prompts u* to look around the audience lest we meet a familiar 
face, afraid to look that familiar face in the eye, conscious of 
having gone to the theatre with the avowed intention of seeing 
some Hastiness. As it is the license of the author to use such 
expedients as he may see fit in order to get his results, is the rea- 
son this deliberate pander to depraved tastes is made. That this 
kind of thing appeals to many is attested by the large audiences 
which "The Girl in the Taxi"' is drawing nightly. If you enjoy 
this kind of a play, well and good. It will make you laugh, and 
perhaps send you home satisfied that vou have received your 
money's worth. 

The play had some success in the East, and is a production of 
the present season. The company sent here is, on the whole, 
adequate. The chief fun-maker of the organization is Bobby 
Barry, who lias been seen here on various occasions. He does 
all possible with the ride of the young son who is anxious to fol- 
low in the footsteps of his father in the places where the light 
burns red ami the wine flows freely. 

Pearl Sindelar is "The Girl." She i< new to me. She is a 
lady of attractive appearance, and -he knows how to wear fine 
•.'owns and look alluring, and show- marked ability as an actress 
and comedienne. Harry Han Ion does the white-haired gentleman 
with the loosi morals and is satisfactory. Amanda Wellington. 
Helene Salinger, Charles Pierson, Richard Bartlett and George 
Richards have charge of the remaining principal role-, ami are in 
the main competent, and round out a smooth performance. There 




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day matinee at the Orpheum. 



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arc a mim in- of smaller dimensions done eapablv. The 

two settings are veri good. The action after the firsl acl is rapid 
and snappy, and everyhodj puts forth their besl efforts to m 
tin- best of each situation. No doubi yon will enjoy the play. 
Think ii over and then use yonr judgment. 

* » * 
"Is Matrimony a Failure." 

The Alcazar Company, augmented by a number of mated and 
mismated couples, is Furnishing an unusual laugh-provoking 
comedy at the Sutter ptreel playhouse this week. In the adap- 
tation, all the characti rs arc American types, and the scenes are 
laid i n a country town near Yew York. Tt is a smugly respect- 
able community, and when a lawyer discovers thai thirty-five 
couples wlin believe they dwell in wedlock have not been legally 
married, there is. to put it mildly, a sensation. Bui the disclo- 
sure dues not affect in similar manner all whom it involves. There 
are men who rejoice and men who despair — women who exult and 
women who bewail. Henpecked males and oppressed females hail 
(he news as a benefaction, while those who enjoyed marital life 
accept it as a calamity. What all those people do is what forms 
a comedy that is replete with ludicrous complications. Until 
everything is righted and a grand reunion takes place, the sepa- 
rated pairs have nerve-racking experiences. Their severance was 
caused by a justice of the peace annually going hunting and leav- 
ing all his official functions — including that of tying (he nuptial 
knot — to he performed by a subordinate, which was not in accord 
with law. 

In this merrv offering are all the regular Aleazarans and a 
large number of extra players. Bertram Lytell and Evelyn 
Vaughan have the leading roles, that of a young literary man 
and his wife, and Howard Hickman is seen as the village bank 
president, Burt Wesner as the contractor, Thomas Chatterton 
as the bank cashier, Louis Bennison as the real estate and insur- 
ance agent, with the physician, the Superintendent of Schools, 
the instructor of anatomy, the decorator, the gardener and other 
town notabilities in capable hands. Will Tt. Walling has the 
role of the chap who makes the discovery that creates all the 
trouble. Yiola Leach, Adele Belgarde, Lucile Culver, Josie La 
Fontaine and other favorites appear as various kinds of wives. 
with Bessie Barriseale as the sprightly daughter of one of the 
disturbed couples. 

There are three complete changes of scene, each of which is 
presented in accordance with the original settings devised by 
David Belasco. 

* * * 

"Some Vaudeville" ut "The House of Laughs." 

Tlie Orpheum has a splendid program this week. One-act 
plays occupy the greater pari of the time, however. Clayton 
While and Marie Staart & Company in George \. Hohart's com- 
edy, "Cherie." 1< one ei" the most delightful treats that Orpheum 
audiences have nn' enjoyed, 'the play is full of -inn- phi 
and movements that are delicately ami cleverly handled. It i- 
about three years since thi \ were lasl here, which is entirely too 
long for such a talented ti 

Porter .T. White gives a one-act play called "The \ 
lie is ai: actor of national reputation. "The Visitor" is a play 
based upon "the unwritten law." (lie scene being laid in the 
study of the prosecul re a toi lej rehearsed 

the story of a murder. i(s cause and (he subsequent promised ac- 
quittal of the slayer. 'I nteresting ami 
exciting ami is well told by While, who holds the title role. It 
is cleverly written and is deserving of a place on the vaudeville 
stage. 

[ mother sketch entitled "Night and Day on the 

Sidewalks of \e« York." In this play. Charles B. I.awlor and 
his two daughters, Mabel as : Uii e, appear. I.awlor is a veteran 
of vaudeville, who maintains a high standard of merit as a char- 
acter actor, and his pretty daughters inherit their father's talent. 
Their act is replete with witty di 1 tuneful tnelo 

and is likely to he long a pleasant memory with all who have the 

od fortune to see it. 

The Victoria Four introduce some clever and diverting popu- 
lar melodies in German, Hebrew and Irish characterizations. 

Arthur Borani and Annie Ni - and comedians, 

are inclur] ie new hill. Borani is a remarkable contor- 

tionist and twistei and Miss NeTaro indulges in - tally 

effective and skillful a. s with a 

pretty exhibition by Scotty, "Terror of Excellent Train 



ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

•'The Chocolate Soldier" will begin its second and last week 
at the Savoy Theatre this Sundaj evening, with the usual mati- 
nees on Thursday and Saturday. That always welcome c e 

dian. .lames T. Powers, will begin a brief engagement at the 
Savoy on Numhn evening, February 5th, in liie great musical 
comedy success. "Havana." 

At the Orpheum next week, Harry Talc's original English 
company will present (heir famous comedy, "Motoring," which 
is a timely skit on the present automobile vogue. 

John Neff, the Brain Storm Comedian, ami Carrie Starr, "The 
Telephone Girl," will contribute an entertaining skit. 

Madame Vsllecita's Leopards will he an interesting incident of 
the new hill. These ferocious beasts arc full grown, and per- 
form in a cage built of solid aluminum 21 feet wide, 16 feet deep 
and 10y 2 feet high. ■ 

Hugh Lloyd, "King of the Air," on his "cord eiastique," will 
be a novel attraction. He plays a violin while somersaulting 
through the air, and in several other ways gracefully defies the 
laws of gravitation. 

Next week will be the last of Charles B. Lawlor and his daugh- 
ters, the Victoria Four. Borani and Nevaro and Clayton White 
and Marie Stuart in George V. Hohart's slang classic "Cherie." 



"The Girl in the Taxi" begins its second week at the Columbia 
Theatre Monday night. Tt is not unlikely that "The Girl in 
the Taxi" will remain at the Columbia for a third week, as the 
great success of the farce has brought out the biggest demand 
for seats noted in a long time. The next attraction will be the 
notable London and New York fantastical musical production, 
"The Arcadians." which comes here with one of the strongest 
companies ever heard in a light musical production in America. 

* * * 

In response to popular request, the Alcazar management an- 
nounces David Belaseo's beautiful costume play, "Sweet Kitty 
Bellairs," as its offering for the coming week. This will he its 
second revival in the Sutter street theatre, the tremendous hit 
made by Evelyn Vaughan in the title part being mostly respon- 
sible for both repetitions, although the acting of Bertram Lytell 
anil the other principal people arc to he considered. 



Savoy Theatre 



McAllister St.. near Market. 
Phones, Market 130" Home J 2822. 



ReKinninc Sunday. January 29th- Second and last week of The 
Whitney opera Company in 

THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER. 
The linmor Of Bernanl Shaw and the famous music Of Oscar Straus. 

' >)'. i :i com (que irchestra of thlrty-l 

Night ami Saturday matinee prices, r - t<> 50c. Special Thursday 

matinee, $1.50 to 50c 

Note.— "The Chocolate Soldier" will not appear in Oakland. 

starting Sunday, February 5lh JAMES T, POWERS in "Havana." 



Columbia Theatre 



Corner Geary and Mason Pts. 
Phones Franklin 1B0. 
Home C 5783. 



Qottlob, Mnrx & Co., Mai 
To-night. Sunday and aH next week. Matinee Saturday. Was the 
sensation of Paris; now the sensation of San Francisco, A Ef. 
Woods presents 

THE GIRL IN THE TAXI. 

Exceeding the speed limit. "Everybody laughed, sometimes they 
veiled and sometimes they screamed. "— Examiner. 
Prices— $1. SO. $1.0." 



Alcazar Theatre 



Sutter and Steiner Streets, 
Phones — West 1400. Home s 



1242. 



Belasco and Maver. Owners and Manasr* rs 

Week comme ncing Monday, January 3nth. EVET.yn VAFOHAN. 
BERTRAM l.YTET.T. and the Alcazar players, In David Belaseo's 
beautiful costume play. 

SWEET KITTY BELLAIRS. 
Revived In response to popular request 

Prices — Night. 26c. to $1- matinee. 25c. to 60c. Matinee Saturday 
and Sunday. Seats on sale at hox-offlce and Emporium. 



New Orpheum 



O'Farrell Stieet. 

Bit Stockton and Powell. 



Mftimlflcent Theatre in America. 
Week becinnlnsr this B n. Mat] 

THE STANDARD OF VAUDEVILLE. 
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San Francisco News Letter 



Januaby 28, 1911. 





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In every family there is a combination of letters designed to 

permit the unexpected guest full enjoyment of the scant tidbits. 
A commonplace combination ifi P. "FT. B. ( family hold back), but 
every resourceful family has its own high sign which enables 
the unexpected guest to face the world with a full stomach 
though the family resort to bread and milk to ward off the in- 
somnia which follows an overlight dinner. But when one has 
ordered refreshments for fifty people and one hundred and fifty 
arrive, what is one to do? Mere restraint on the part of the 
family dors not make a dent of salvation. 

The situation is a delicate one Eraugh.1 with great suffering, 
and there is very little precedent in the matter. To gently hint 
that the food is poisoned would be effective, but disconcerting to 
the guests, and might spoil their afternoon's pleasure, though 
it would make the food so around. To tell the truth would only 
occur to an unusual young woman like Miss Enid Gregg, who 
found herself in somewhat such predicament early in the winter. 
She belongs to •'. club which meets at the members' houses, and 
never in its history save the day when the Gregg home offered 
its hospitality did every member .-how up. The Greggs have 
a handsome apartment at Gough and Washington streets, and 
long before tea time the rooms were crowded to their capacity.- 
"Tea will be a little late.'' laughed Miss Enid, "for I had to tele- 
phone for more sandwiches and cakes, and they're so slow." Her 
inimitable sang fruid made the situation piquant rather than 
embarrassing. 

But one rainy day last week a e ixuv I ostess found that even a 
rush order to the caterer was not going to enable her to carry off 
the day with grace. She had sent out two hundred cards, but 
figured that the inclement weather would keep all but about fifty 
intrepid teasters away. She gave orders accordingly, and the 
sun peeped out for a second, saw an opportunity to play a good 
joke, and stayed out for one whole hour, and in that hour troops 
of people suddenly appeared, and though the maids in the 
kitchen exerted a positive genius in the art of emergency sand- 
wiches, the tea tables were soon swept as clean of solid re 
ments as a free lunch counter afiei an invasion of college cubs. 
The girls pouring tea plied the guests with oolong, and tried to 
fascinate them with conversation that would draw attention 
away from the poorly provisioned tea tables. Finally the caterer's 
man arrived with a full line of the delicacies calculated to please 
the jaded palate and destroy the dinner appetite. The valiant 
tea servers almost polled the plates of goodies, and stood their 
positions with renewed energy. Then it settled down to rain in 
a large fashion that made the other storms look like gentle 
showers. A rowdy wind sprang up, and the rain was as busy as 
the wind. The hostess lives on a steep 'nil that faces the Pre- 
sidio, and an automobile does not essay it in rery bad weather. 
So no more guests, or very few. air; the food famine 

was raised, and the hostess was left with a full line of sampli 
sandwiches and cakes on her hands. 
© © © 

While we are having a food fest and our sympathies are turned 

in that direction, it would seem appropriate I a n thai 

smart table etiquette has taken a turn for the worse. Strange, is 
it not, how fashions make plaything- soi iety? Not so very 
long ago almost every smart young woman affected round shoul- 
ders — walked with the Ethel Barrymore stoop, and now many 
men and women are eating with a peculiar elbow movement in 
the manipulation of the knife and fork. Templeton Crocker 
can almost do a muscle dance with his elbows while toying with 
terrapin, and other society people seem literally out at elbow 
when dinner is served. 

© © © 

The romances of the aviation field escaped the precise pens 
that went into every other detail of the flying meet. Cupid avi- 
ated around a bit with Radley. but very few recognized Pan, and 
those who did only smiled when he came to grief. The story 
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suit prospered until lie Ijroke a dinner engagement with her to 
dine with some Burlingame people. With true French gallantry 
and an Oxford accent, Latham threw himself into the breach, 
and bore the English girl off to a little dinner that proved that 
he was as clever a navigator of the menu as of the air, and he 
apparently convinced the fair lady that French aviators are 
as superior to English as Paris cookery is to Birmingham. The 
Antoinette was wrecked, but Cupid escaped without a scratch. 
All of which aci r iiadley's "grouch" whenever a cer- 

tain handsome English girl and the French aviator riveted any 
attention. 

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The Pacific Union Club grudgingly permitted the ladies to 
inspect its quarters on the roof of Nob Hill. A very limited 
number of cards were issued — six to each member for each day — 
and the red tape connected with the cards was as voluminous as 
ficial tape which enmeshes bureaucracy. A sacred temple 
garrisoned from the outer world by shrine worshipers could not 
i i ■ oeen more stoutly defended from alien invasion than was 
the club. Evidently every man was put through a nerve racking 
ordeal as to the birth, marriage certificate, divorce record and 
thumb marl: dies whom he wished to present with cards. 

Even a director's wife could not wheedle an extra card out of 
her husband. 

The conservative members who, from the first opposed a 
Ladies' Pay, made it a point to explain that the men had not 
yet officially moved in, . nd after they did, there would be no 
further petticoat invasions, for it is so written in the creed. In 
order to obey the letter of the law, the club members deferred 
their christening of the club, which would seem childish if so 
many of the members were not in second childhood. This is not 
original — one of the younger members delivered it at tea at the 
Fairmont — for unlike the Bohemian and the University Clubs 
receptions for the ladies, there were no refreshments served, not 
90 much as the fragrance of a fruit punch perfumed the air. 
One could feast on the beauty and convenience of the building. 
and of a truth there is inspiration for bachelorhood in those 
magic walls. Miss Jennie Flood was. of course, the most inter- 
ested woman who inspected the place, and so great have been 
the changes that there was practically nothing indoors, only 
the superb view of the outdoors, to recall the days when the 
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Francos Stewart broke her engagement to Clifford Cook just 
he left on the overland en route to Paris. Then shi 

i] i' . telephoned the news I losi intimate and on 

day decided ii would be best to make some statement to the 

public which would Pave embarrassing predicaments. So the 

word was passed to the newspapers, and conjecture almost pied 

in type. 1 do not pretend to lie in the young lady's confide , 

but one of her friends helped to shed light on the dark places 
in the romance. As slated in these columns before, young Cook's 
millions are stacked in the coffers of the reporter's imagination. 
His prospects are bright, but the sand blast has not yet made 
Paris a spotless town, and until the business of scrubbing up the 
old world is more firmly established, both families agreed that 
the marriage must be deferred. According to my informant, 
there has been no quarrel between the young people, but Frances 
Stewart had a quixotic notion that she would like to see how 
much the spirit of the contract would hold if the letter were 
broken. So she sent Clifford to Paris a free man, unhampered 
by any engagement promise, and if at the end of a year he can 
slniw that he has navigated his craft straight and sure through 
the crowded and treacherous waters of Paris, then the wedding 
bells will ring. 

This is only one version of the affair, but each and every 
version has a rainbow with a pot of gold and reconciliation at 
the end. Mrs. Cook, the young man's mother, seems most dis- 
tressed of all over the sudden termination of the engagement. 
She was getting a greal deal of comfort out of the idea that 
Clifford was returning to the land of the absinthe, with the 
green-eyed imp of an engagement promise to zealously stand 
guard. 

& © © 

The members of the skating club which was organized by Mrs. 
Carroll Buck were greatly disappointed on Tuesday night, as 
they were led to believe by some officious messenger of Cupid 
that an engagement announcement would be made then and 
then'. So a full attendance mocked the storm outside, and thrills 
of expectancy animated the exercise. But no announcement 
came. As the fair victim of Cupid belongs to Mrs. Buck's fam- 
ily, il was considered altogether fitting and proper thai the 5rsl 
official intimation should be given at the club. The time, the 
place and the girl were all right, but evidently the |>s\ . ■hologica] 
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San Francisco News Letter 



January 28, 1911. 



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Announcements suitable for this Department are desired. Contri- 
butions must reach this office by Wednesday morning to appear In the 
current Issue, and must be signed to receive attention. 

WEDDINGS. 

ATH E RTON- M ULLEN. — The wedding of Miss Olga Atherton and George 
Carleton Mullen will take place Wednesday evening, February 15th, 
at the home of the bride's aunt, Mrs, Edward L. Eyre, in Sacramento 
street. 

MUSTO-CHURCH.— The wedding of Miss Florence Musto and Lieutenant 
Gaylord Church, of the U. S. S. Whipple, will take place in June, 

LUNCHEONS. 

ALLAN. — Miss Clara Allan was hostess at a luncheon at her home on 

Thursday. 
BOURN. — Mr. and Mrs. William H. Bourn were hosts at a luncheon in 

the Grey Room of the Fairmont on Tuesday. 
CHIPMAN. — Mrs. Ernest Jjwight Chipman entertained at a luncheon ai 

the Fairmont on Thursday, which was followed by a bridge party. 
COOKE. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Cooke entertained at an elaborate 

luncheon recently at the Fairmont in honor of their twenty-fifth 

anniversary. 
DE SABLA. — Miss Vera de Sabla entertained at a charming luncheon at 

the Fairmont on Tuesday In compliim-nt to Miss Anita Maillian] and 

Miss Maude Wilson. 
DODGE. — Mrs. Henry L. Dodge entertained at an informal luncheon at 

her home In Washington street on Friday. 
ELLINWOOU. — Mrs. Lathrop Ellinwood and her sister, Miss Leona 

Stone, entertained in honor of Miss Gladys Poillon and her mother, 

Mrs. J. E. Folllon. 
FARQUHARSON.— Mrs. Charley Farquharson was a luncheon hostess re- 
cently In compliment to Miss Muriel and Miss Florence Williams. 
FEE. — Mrs. Charles tf. Fee will entertain at a luncheon to-day, Baroness 

von Turcke being the guest of honor. 
FULLER. — Mrs. Lawrence J. Fuller was a luncheon hostess In her Jackson 

street home on Friday in honor of her sister, Mfss Marion La 

Tourette of Philadelphia. 
GRAY. — Miss Helen Gray entertained at a luncheon yesterday, at which 

several girls of the younger set were entertained. 
MAGEE. — Mr. and Mis. Walter Magee were luncheon hosts at the Palace 

on Monday. 
MARTIN. — Mrs. Eleanor Martin entertained at an Informal luncheon at 

her home in Broadway on Monday in compliment to Miss Morrison 

of Portland. 
McBEAN. — Mrs. Peter McG. McBean entertained at an Informal luncheon 

at the Fairmont recently. 
MILLER. — Miss Marian Miller entertained at a luncheon on Thursday, 

complimentary to Miss Gertrude Thomas. 
LUKENS. — Mrs. G. Russell Lukens was a luncheon hostess at her new 

home in Broadway on Tuesday afternoon. 
RUCKER. — Miss Edith Rucker was a luncheon hostess on Wednesday in 

compliment to Miss Marguerite Doe. 
SMITH. — Mrs. Robert Hayes Smith was hostess at a luncheon fn her 

Laguna street home recently, which was followed by a theatre party. 
TAYLOR. — Mrs. William H. Taylor, Jr., entertained at a large luncheon 

at the Francesca Club on Monday. 
TEVIS. — Mrs. Will Tevis was hostess at an informal luncheon at the 

Palace recently. 
TOBIN. — Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Tobln entertained at a luncheon at the 

Palace on Monday. 
VON SCHRADER. — Mrs. Frederick von Schrader was hostess at an in- 
formal luncheon In her Pierce street home on Thursday, 

TEAS. 
BLAND1NG. — Mrs. Gordon Blanding was a tea hostess at the Fairmont 

on Wednesday. 
BRUCE. — Miss Katherlne Bruce was a tea hostess on Wednesday in 

honor of Miss Jeanette Deal, the fiance of Allan Dimond. 
BUCKLEY. — Miss Grace Violet Buckley will entertain at a tea next Wed 

nesday at their home in Pacific avenue. 
DU BOIS. — Miss Hannah du Bois entertained at an informal tea at the 

Knickerbocker recently In honor of Miss Cora Smith. 
HENSHAW, — Mrs. F. W. Henehaw was a tea hostess In her homo re- 
cently, at which several friends were entertained. 
LANSING. — Mrs. Gerald Livingston Lansing was hostess at a lea in her 

home last Monday afternoon in compliment to her daughter, Miss 

Mildred Lansing. 
LIVERMORE. — Mrs. Norman B. Livermore and Miss Edith Livermore 

entertained at a large tea recently. 
SCHMITT. — Mrs. Edgar Schmltt was hostess at a tea at the St. Francis 

on Monday In honor of Miss Alice Wolff and Miss Dorothy Fries. 
SLOSS. — Mrs. Max Sloss and Mrs. Joseph Sloss will entertain at a tea at 

the Fairmont next Tuesday. 
VAN BERGEN. — Mrs. Edgar Van Bergen entertained at a tea recently In 

compliment to her niece, Miss Minna Van Bergen. 

DINNERS. 

CHUBB. — Colonel and Mrs. Chubb entertained at a dinner recently In 
honor of Colonel and Mrs. John Lundeen, who are soon to leave the 
Presidio. 

CORYELL. — Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Coryell entertained at an informal din- 
ner at the Fairmont recently. 

COOK. — Miss Violet N. Cook entertained at a dinner at the St Francis 
last evening, preceding the Friday evening dance. 



GRANT. — Mrs. Joseph 1_>. Grant will entertain at a handsome dinner al 

her home on Broadway next Friday evening in compliment to Miss 

Helen e Irwin and her fiance, Temple ton Crocker. 
HART. — Mr. H. H. Hart was host at a dinner at the Bohemian Club re- 

cently in compliment to Thomas Keeler, the poet and writer. 
KITTRIDGE. — Mrs. E. W. Kittrldge will be hostess at a dinner at the 

Fairmont next Thursday. 
LE VERNON. — Mi. and Mrs. G. Le Vernon, of London, were hosts at a 

dinner at the St. Farncls "ii Monday evening. 
LEA VTTT. — Miss Helen Leavitt entertained at a pretty t<-a recently at her 

home on Octavia street, in honor of Mrs. Alden Wheeler. 
McM I 'LLEN.— John McMullen entertained at a delightful tea at the 

Palace recently. Mrs. Horace Blanchard Chase chaperoned tire affair. 
NEWHALL. — Mr. ana Mrs. William Mayo Newhall entertained at an 

elaborate dinner on Tuesday evening, for the pleasure of their daugh- 
ter. Miss Marion Newhall. 
NEUSTADTER.— Mrs. David H. Neustadter entertained at a dinner at 

the St. Francis recently m honor of friends going abroad. 
PUMEROY. — Mr. and Mrs. Carter P. Pomeroy were hosts at an Informal 

dinner recently In compliment to their daughter. Miss Harriett Pome- 

roy, and Miss Constance McLaren. 

si [AFTER. — Miss Mary Shatter entei talned at a tea recently In com- 
pliment to Miss Edna Orr. the fiancee of George Crist. 
STONEY. — Mrs. George Stoney and her daughters, Miss ^Catherine and 

Miss Helena Stoney, will entertain at a dinner at the Fairmont next 

Saturday. 
SI'LLIVAN. Humphrey B. Sullivan was host at a handsomely appi 

dinner at the Jnion League Club recently in compliment to Mr. and 

Mrs. Alphonse Judls 
WILSON.— Mrs. Russell Wilson entertained ;it a dinner In her California 

str< e1 home i ecently. 
v.\ N BERGEN. — Mrs. Edgar Van Bergen entertained al b tea In her 

Green street home recently in compliment to Miss Minna Van Berg n 
VAN VORST.— Miss Lillian Van Vorst entertained a party of friende ai 

an Informal dinner and theatre party on Tuesday evening. 
WALTER. - .Mrs. I >. N" Walter entertained at a dinner recently in honor 

of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvaln Weill. 

CARDS. 
ANGUS. — Miss Mary Angus, who has just returned from abroad, presided 

at a bridge party on Wednesday at her Union street home. 
B< >v EBR, — Mrs. Guetave Boyer will entertain at a bridge party at the 

Monroe on Monday. 
BRUCE.— Miss Kaciu rim- Ihuce entertained at a bridge party n It Wednes- 
day afternoon, which wi ■■■<i by a tea. 
HAMPTON. — MrB. K W. Hampton, wife 01 Captain Hampton, U. S. A., 

entertained al an ela at card party at the Keystone on Thursday 

afternoon. 
HUNT. — Mrs. Emma Hunt was hostess at a large bridge party on Friday 

afternoon. 
McFARLAND. — Mrs. A. G. McFarland is entertaining at a series of bridge 

parties this week, the days being Thursday. Friday and to-day. 
McNEAR. — Mrs. George McNear will entertain at a bridge party at the 

Fairmont on February 7th. 
MOULTON. — Mrs. Irving Moullon entertained at an Informal bridge party 

recently, the guest of honor being Mrs. William Loyal] Ashe, 
NEIRLINCJ. — Miss Rhode Nelbllng entertained at a bridge party at the 

Fairmont recently in rornpl imeiit to Miss <',l,i.i I'm 

TOMLINSON, — Mrs, Richard F. Tomlfnson was lu-stcss ai .1 h ridge, party 

in her home recently. 
WALLACE.— Mrs. John P. Wallace win enterl al a large bridge party 

at the St. Francis next Tuesday. 
YOUNG. — Mrs. Haidlmand Putnam Young entertained a1 a bridgi p 

her home on Tuesday afternoon. 

DANCES. 
NEWHALL. — Mr. and Mrs. William Mayo Newhall entertained at a 

at their home on Tuesday evening in compliment to Miss Marie 
Louise Elklna. 

DINNER DANCES. 

HANFORI'.— Mis. ii. • :, ihmiord was hostess at a dinner dance at Pebble 

Reach holier 11 cciitly in honor of Mr. and Mis Francis McOomas. 
FELTON.— Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. FeltOn will entertain at a dinm-i- 
dance at the Fairmont this evening in compliment to Miss Marie 
Louise Elklns and Mfss Lee Glrvln. 

HOUSE PARTIES. 

mxz. Miss HSlsa iiniz, of Mill Valley, entertained at a week-end house 

pat ty recently. 
KOHL. — Mr. and Mis. Frederick Kohl were hosts at a house pari- tasl 

Thursday at their country home at San Mateo. 

RECEPTIONS. 

WRIGHT. — Mrs, Kirkham Wright and her daughters, Mrs, Edward Tor- 
ney and Mrs. Henry Campbell, will give a reception at the Wright 

residence next Tuesday afternoon. 

THEATRE PARTIES. 
BRAVERMAN. — Miss Florence Bruverman entertained at Q theatre party 

on Monday afternoon, which was followed by a tea al the St. Francis. 
OLNEY. — Miss Anna Olney will be hostess at a theatre party to-day. 

which will be followed by a tea 
VAN SICKLE.V— Miss 1 'orothy Van Sieklen was hostess at a thoatri 

party on Monday, which was followed by ;i supper at the Fairmont. 

DANCING PARTIES. 
HALL. — Frederick W. Hall and Miss Myra will entertain at a dance 
at the Claremont Country Club on February 17th. the honored guest 
being Miss Ruth Noyes. 



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HALE.- Mrs. Prentiss Cobb Hal, ent< 

party last Saturday evening- at her home on Vallejo streel ■ 

Miss Edith Ruck. p. 

MUSICALES. 
EtOSSI. Mi', and Mrs, a. .[. Rossi entertained -ii ;i mustcale In theli 
home recently, the complimented guests being Mr. and Mrs. Wallace 
a. Bruce. 

ARRIVALS. 

A.VENALI. — Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Avenall have returned after :i brief 

wedding journey, and have taken a house at Leavenworth and Q\ h n 

Streets for tin- remainder of the season. 
OLUFF. — Mr. and Mrs. William Clult have returned from Santa Barbara 

and are again at the Fairmont. 
FLETCHER.— James M. Fletcher arrived recently from Japan, and Mrs. 

Fletcher has joined him at the Fairmont. 
HARDING.— Mrs. George Harding arrived recently from Philadelphia and 

is with her mother, Mrs. O. C. Pratt. 
HOTALING.— Mrs. A. P. Hotaling and Miss Jane Hotaling have re- 
turned from a visit to Santa Barbara and Coronado. 
HILL. — Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Edward Hill have returned from a trip 

through Southern California, and are at their home in Pierce street. 
MI8H. — Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Mish and Miss Florence S. Mish have returned 

from their Lour of the world, and are at the Palace. 
MURRAY. — Mrs. James Murray has come up from Monterey, and is at 

the St. Francis. 
OXNARD. — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oxnard have returned from the East. 
PALMER. — Mrs. Frederick Spencer Palmer has returned from New York, 

where she was the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Smith. 
TILLMAN. — Miss Agnes Tillman has returned from Pasadena, where 

she has been visiting friends. 
WILSON. — Mrs. Samuel Wilson has returned from Europe and has taken 

apartments at the Sussex for the remainder of the winter. 

DEPARTURES. 

ALLYNE. — Mrs. J. W. Allyne, Miss Lucy and Miss Edith Allyne sailed re- 
cently for Europe to be absent six months. 
CALHOUN. — Mrs. Patrick Calhoun left recently for the East, where she 

will join Mr. Calhoun. 
CORYELL. — Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Coryell, accompanied by their three 

children, have left for Santa Barbara, where they will remain for 

three months. 
DUTTON. — Mrs. William Dutton and Miss Mollie Dutton left recently for 

Panama. 
HART1GAN. — Ensign Charles Conway ' Hartigan and Mrs. Hartigan left 

yesterday for Vallejo, and expect to remain there for several weeks. 
MILTON. — Maxwell Milton, who has been visiting his parents. Admiral 

John B. Milton, retired, and Mrs. Milton, has returned East. 
WALKER, — Lieutenant and Mis. J. C. Walker, who have been in San 

Francisco for a few weeks, have returned to the Presidio at Monterey. 
WILSON. — Mr. and Mrs. Mountford Wilson and Mrs. Sidney Gushing left 

recently for Europe. 
WELCH, — Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Welch will leave shortly for New York, 

and expect to be away several weeks. 

INTIMATIONS. 

A LRXANDER. — Mrs. Charles O, Alexander and Miss Harriet Alexander 

are expected to arrive in San Francisco in March, 
BARRON. — Mrs. William Barron, of Ross, has taken apartnn tits at the 

Palace for the remainder of the winter. 
BARRON. — Mr. and Mis. Ward Barron an - a delightful time 

at Del Monte. 
BROWN. — Mr. and Mrs It, C. Brown are spending se\ i 

den a. 
BENEDICT.— Mrs. Edgar JudSOD Benedict is in X. w Fork, and 

to return about the middle of next month 

BRECHEMEN.— Major and Mis. Louie Brecheinen will leave shortly for 

Bismarck. N. iv, where thej are t" be Btatli 
BRESSB. — Mrs. Bug* ne a. Bresse and her daughter, Hiss Meths Mc- 

Mahon, have left Nice and are en route t<> Cfl 

BOERICKE. — Miss l'orothy Boerlcke is visiting in the East, and i 
return to San FranolSCO about April 1st 

COVOIDE, Mrs. John Covode. of New York, who bfl (siting her sis- 

ter, Mrs. Charles Nichols, in this city, expects ■■■ -' next 

month. 

id 1 : SABLA. NTx. and Mrs. Ehigene de Sable and ramllj will ape 
ruary in Coronado. 

FENWit'K — Mis. Frederick N. Fenwicb is in New York and do 

plan t0 return here until late (n V 

GLASS.- Mi. and Mrs. Frank <:iass have taken apartments at tl 

monl i""i i ■ . i Aon. 

Gl'N'N. Mr. and Mrs, Benjamin Ounu and theli 
HUNTINGTON.— Mrs. Mary Huntington is at present In S 
JUDSON. Mis C on is at Pain; 

KENYON.— Ensign W. ECenyon and Mrs, Keny.-n. of San DlCgO hS 

the guests of Mrs. B T. Allen while in town. 
koiit.eu. Mrs Charles Kohler, of Stockton, is visiting her sister, Mrs 

Anna I.. B 
LOUGHBOROUGH, Mrs Alexander Loughborough 

and Mrs Mary Tobln, will go to Santa " 

MARTIN. Mis Petei Martin win i. n Y.>ik In the early part 

of February, to visit her parents, Mr. and M 
MaoGAVIN.— Mrs. Diummond ith her 

mother. Mrs. I.. I. Baker, and 

Morrison The Misses Morrison si 9 

the Palace for the remainder of t 1 
MUSTO, Mrs. Peter Musto and her daughter. Mi^ F 

visiting at Coronado. 



PALME! \A i I Palmer, of Boston, is visiting her gistei 

G. a. Hastings, for several weaks. 

EUQDDING.- Mir. Joseph D. Redding and Miss Josephine Redding hs 

turned from EBurO] is end are In S e\t 1 1 n k, 
SPRBCKELS, Mrs. Jacli Spteckels and her children are ai the Fail 

while her borne on Pacific avenue is being renovated. 
VAN NESS.— Tom Van Ness, Jr., has taken an apartment at Sutter and 

Taylor streets for the remainder "f the winter, 
Y< in l (BR Rt " n\ — Maron Alfred vmi der Roop has taken an apartment at 

the Southmayde for the remainder of the winter. 
W 1 11 :ki,er.— Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stetson Wheeler and Miss Olive 

Wheeler will spend the summei in Europe. 



DEL MONTE SOCIAL NOTES. 

Mrs. Vesta Shortrldge Bruguiere has rome up from her charming bun- 
galow in Monterey, and is at the St. Francis tor a time, 

Mr. and Mrs. Ward Barron, who are greatly enjoying their stay at 
Del Monte, which promises to prolong itself indefinitely, have been going 
around the links at least once every day. Mrs. Barron is in excellent 
form, and her friends expect her to do some brilliant work in the tourna- 
ment next month. Mr. and Mrs. Barron had as their guests last week 
Baron Henry Schroeuer and Mrs. W. G. Holoway. 

Mr. and Mrs. Benton Van Nuys of Los Angeles were among the week- 
end guests at Del Monte. 

Mr. E. N. Roberts of San Francisco spent most of last week at Del 
Monte. 

Mr, and Mrs. J. M. S. Lyle. of New York, have taken apartments for a 
long stay at Del Monte. They have their motor car with them, and spend 
part of every day out on the glorious scenic drives of the Peninsula. 

Mr. and Mrs. H. P. James, of San Francisco, are enjoying 1 their honey- 
moon, spent quietly at picturesque Del Monte. 

Mr. John R. Cole, of San Mateo, went down to Del Monte for the week- 
end with some of his friends, who are there at the famous hostelry. 

Mrs. Edward Valentine Price, of Chicago, who has been visiting her 
friends in the bay cities, has gone up to Rancho del Monte for a long 
rest, being much delighted with the beauty of the charming spot. 



An ingenious tramp entereil a back yard in Gk'iiolden a 

few days ago and knocked at the kitchen door. "I'm very hun- 
gry/ 5 he remarked pathetically. "I am on the point of starva- 
tion. May I eat some of the grass in your yard?" The maid 
who answered his knock did not reply as lie expected. "Certainly. 
Eat all the grass you want," she said. Somewhat taken aback, 
yet nothing daunted, the tramp gol down on his hands and knees 
and began i<> sat grass. Now the pasture at this time ot* year is 
not particularly good. Bui the tramp went on munching grass 
and waiting lor the desired summons from the kitchen. It came 
in about ten minutes. Hopefully, wondering what good things 
he was going to get, he went hack to the kitchen door. "You call- 
ing me?*' In "Yes," the -irl al the door answered. "I 
thoughl there wise'i mtich grass righl there. You'll find more 
in the Held acoss the way."- Philadelphia Times. 



An influent ial woman member of a fashionable church in 

Philadelphia had gone to I nth the complaint thai 3he 

was greatly disturbed by one oi hi r neighbors. "Why." said she, 
"thai man in the pew behind ours destroys all my devotional feel- 
bun to change his 
d. "Well," said be, at last, "1 natur- 
ally fee : specially as r should have 
Bui I tell you what 1 might do — T mighi ask 
him ti lyn Life. 



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Harriett Watson Capwell. 



"Why did you join a woman's club?" I asked an' officer in the 
Town and Gown Club of Berkeley. This organization is a layer 
cake all beautifully frosted over, each layer of precisely the same 
curvilinear beauty as the other, the frosting so smooth and pol- 
ished that on a sunshiny day yon could use it to heliograph a 
report to the general federation. There are clubs that show a 
bias; clubs that flop over entirely; clubs that have too much 
yeast working in the dough, but the ingredients have been very 
carefully measured for the Town and Gown of Berkeley. It takes 
more than one type of woman to make a good club, and the Town 
and Gown displays more than one type. The first layer repre- 
sents the faculty set in the college town, although the '"Gown" 
clothes the latter part of the title. But as a matter of fact, the 
"faculty ladies" were the leavening that lifted this club to dis- 
tinction from the very beginning. The town ladies could never 
have accomplished it alone, so Gown and Town might have been 
stricter truth, but Town and Gown, as it stands, is not reprehen- 
sible dissimulation, for as I have said before, this Berkeley club 
is a splendid composite of the wives of men who are thinking 
things and the wives of men who are doing things. 

So it would seem superfluous to ask any woman why she 
joined Town and Gown. There is a waiting list of members that 
inhabits the hundred dimension, and any one on the waiting list 
easily accommodates herself to the idea of a member going to 
foreign parts forever, and thus making room. The average 
member would consider the question invertebrate. Not so the 
officer to whom it was addressed, for she remembered l hat 1 
had heard her declare years ago that she was singing her Bwan 
song on public work. Yel here she is, alert and enthusiastically 
working on a number of committers. Her explanation is not 
given verbally, but the sense of it is carefully edited, for it is a 
rather startling confession. 

"When I withdrew several years ago from public work I was 
suffering from the muscle fatigue which comes to every earnest 
worker in the church. TTp till that time, all my activities were 
from the church out — I did not appreciate that here are certain 
activities far more easily and more effectively accomplished from 
the club out. The tremendous drain of the church is significant 
of a lack somewhere in the church. I mean the drain upon one's 
energies to keep up the membership of the church by setting 
a good example and by urging others to join. The women who 
have thrown themselves heartily into church work invariably 
feel this sheer muscle fatigue, and some of them feel the sag- 
ging of the religious aspiration as cut and dried by the church. 1 
am still a fairly regular attendant at Sunday service, and would 
not be misunderstood as an opponent of the established church. 
But I now refuse to do the drudgery of church work. 

This is an age of specialism, and like most ardent young church 
workers I did not realize that the church is not yet the place to 
specialize along certain lines. Women's clubs, organizations of 
all kinds, have taken certain moral functions out of the hands of 
the church by performing those functions less laboriously. There 
is no personal responsibility, no "boosting" necessary to keep 
going a club like Town and Gown — it just carries itself along. 
So we can concentrate our energies on other things. It is far 
easier to regulate moving picture shows, amend child labor law-. 
establish playgrounds, ami that sort of thing through a woman's 
club than through the church. For me the club has made religion 
dynamic, and I belong to the class of women who arc no! content 
with stained slass spiritualism. I had to specialize, and 1 can do 
it through the woman's club." 

© © © 

Here was a remarkable brief for the clubwoman, and I set 
about to match it m San Francisco. A bachelor girl, a success- 
ful professional woman who is in the middle thirties, "came 
through" with another reason for club affiliation — a reason 
which will not be found in the ubiquitous quotations from club 

essays. We know most of them by heart — many of them, ind 1. 

have been printed in these columns. "The club gives the 
woman who has raised her family a chance to give some expres- 
sion to her own talent; it gives the community a chance to utilize 
the organizations of good women for public good, whereas un- 
organized, this energy could not be raised to the 'nth power: the 
club is for manv women a belated university extension course, 
an opportunity to walk for the first or second time through the 



field of letters; for other women who have solved their own 
housekeeping duties, it is a medium through which that wisdom 
can be brought to the aid of city housekeeping." "Oh, a club is 
so full of a number of things 1 am sure they should all be as 
happy as kings," is a legitimate paraphrase. 

But never have 1 heard the reason mentioned which my bril- 
liant friend boldly brought into light of day as excuse for her 
club being: 

"I joined the California Club." she began, as gently as though 
she were not going to set off a bomb, "because it gave me an 
opportunity to meet fine, big men, men who count in the scheme 
of things !" 

Bill'! bang! whew! The building rocked, the very foundations 
of the earth trembled, and splash! went most of the tea in my 
cup, but her decorous oolong never so much as violated the laws 
of capillary attraction. I f she had said she joined the club to 
build up her practice, to become acquainted with purple cows, 
to discover perpetual motion, to change the color of her eyes, to 
control the Panama-Pacific Fair, and to teach Ned Greenway 
how to dance,' 1 could have controlled myself ami my cup. But 
to join a woman's club in order to meet "tine, big men, who count 
in the scheme of things!" Oh, death by tea scalding, where is thy 
sting! 

I hold that the club entertainment is not a worthy test of the 
place and power in the world of the woman's club. When a cluli 
puts its entertaining foot forward for visitors there is searcely a 
hint of the sturdy gait of these clubs in the march of progress. 
The entertainment is rarely worthy of the club intellect, and the 
men present always seem just a by-product of a sense of duty. 
They wear a here-I-am-jusl-to-please-wife expression, and lug 
around with them an air that is half martyr, half high-brow — 
the latter assumed to prove to wife's ekibmates that there is no 
receding gray matter anywhere in the family. A clever, jolly 
chap seems completely disguised the moment he gets mixed up 
with a woman's club — his own club fellows would not recognize 
him. 

Men never enter the doors of women's clubs save on enter- 
tainment day, and it is not fair to measure off a man when he is 
upholstering the background of a woman's club fest. I would 
run a block from him, yet here was a good-looking, brilliant 
woman calmly assuring me that her sole reason for joining the 
club was to meet men. 

".Men and women must co-operate for public welfare," she 
stated, smiling indulgently at the incohereneies that expressed 
the aforegoing sentiments. "You don't imagine that 1 ward to 
meet men in a woman's club environment," she sniffed. The 
high pressure valve moved perceptibly, ami I wondered where she 
did expect to meet these men via the club. "You want to meet 
them there and take them out and buy them a drink." I ha/. 
and "Silly!" was the return shot. "1 am very much in earnest," 
-h i continued, and her line, level gaze substantiated that state- 
ment. "I want to work for public welfare, and how could I do 
it, a single molecule bobbing around the entire circumference of 
things. But join a woman's club, the California Club, if you 
please, and the way is clear. The time lias come when men real- 
ize that women should ho represented on public welfare commit- 
tees, wh"tber they an 1 represented or not at the general elections. 
When they organize for public service, they casl aboul For some 
one or more women to join them. They do not invite a woman 
because she makes good doughnuts or wears her clothes well or 
has pretty hair. They give some representative club the righl to 
send a delegate, and the woman's club appreciates the value of 
special training and sends the delegate who is fittest. 

"To-day we women are working with line, representativi nun 
for any number of thing* that concern public welfare. The 
opportunity to co-operate with these men has come to me through 
a woman's club, not through any individual work that I did along 
those lines before I joined the club. The public is not. as a rule, 
cognizant >;f any such effort, but the club soon discovers along 
what lines a member's talents lie, and I have found a general dis- 
position to push forward that member in the line of her special 
talents without regard to petty jealousies and squabbling cliques. 
Yes, indeed, the woman's club lias given me the opportunity to 
know the forthright citizens who are working for public welfare 
and to co-operate with them." 



66 



WHuy h & §»&£©? 



99 



GASEYQR IMS. 

Av all lonesome sights, a State Senator surrounded by 

Suffragettes is the melancholiest. 

An amindment previnting muni lady under forty from 

voting ought to be influential in dealing with Ik' Sujfrag 



Mrs. Casey glanced up from the morning papei at her husband, 
who was in the middle of his Sunday morning shave. 

"Casey," she said, "why is. a Sinate annyway?" 

"F"r all 1 know," was the answer, "there ain't anny legitimate 
reason i'er ii excepl that the law requires H, but it is a very nicis- 
saiv thing in a great manny ways." 

"And it's a very unnicissary thing in a great manny other 
ways," interjected Mrs. Casey. "F'r insthanee, the indivor that 
it is making to deprive the landscapes av California av some av 
their most notable scenery, in me opinion is quite contrary to the 
purposes fer which Senates are used." 

"Xo doubt it is," responded Casey, getting some lather in his 
mouth and snorting angrily, "but in me opinion y' have some 
misconsthiuetion in y'r mind." 

"1 have not," said Mrs. Casey. "I have the aut'oritv av th' 
paper i"r it. It says that Sinitor Black is tryin 1 to make the 
innocint and highly decorative bill board a pinitentiary offense." 

"Well, in me opinion," was the answer, "the Sinitor has dis- 
covered a long-fell and privalant want. Wit' the water front 
lighted up brightly, the traveler who is coming to San Francisco 
t"r the first lime says to himself that it takes a whole lot av 
patriotism on the part av a town to light it up in such a premi- 
um! way. On top av all the buildings along East street are lights 
that shine to welcome the traveler and the cordiality av the wel- 
come brings tears to his eyes until he discovers that the principal 
illumination exists f'r the purpose av making two kegs av beer 
blossom where only wan keg was previously, while the next wan 
to it indivors to persuade hopelessly fat women that they can 
grow thin bv using a newly invinted corset put on by compres i I 
air." 

"I think meself," said Mrs. Casey, "that they should be adver- 
tisin' th' California wines by their signs instid av St. Loos beer, 
but there ain't anny question about thim from the standpoint 
av a man who loves variety in the scenery and don't care what 
kind av variety it is." 

"Quite so," admitted Casey, "an' for that very reason I have 
au idea that th' Governor is back av Sinitor Blade in his Kill, it 
is a well contrived plan to prevint the posting av the faces a\ 
political candidates whin they arc endeavoring to run for office, 
and no doubt it resulted from the memory av what occurred be- 
fore the lasi election, [very place you saw picture; av Charley 

Curry. He wore a sweet smile and looked 'ike butter would 
not melt in his month. Annvboif eon I TO8 a states- 

nian by the cut av his clothes, and the temptation to vote '■ 
was one thai few people survived. 'Her.- I an I S pic- 

tures from the bill boards, 'wan :i\ the common people indivoring 
lo arise from obscurity and gel a fat job ;1 s inexpensively 
Bible.'" 

"In me opinion," said Mi- I IS6] "he wasn't b 
handsome man even if thim pictures did flatter him all they 
could." 

"Nobody ever accused Charley Curry av having anny pulchri- 
tude to Bpeak of, ' admitted ( lasey ; "th" appeal he mai 
lull boards was ,i\ an intirerj .1 fferenl kind. Wif dignified de- 
meanor In' stood, reaimhling in no small waj 'it line 
which is length without breadth or thickness. Upon his 
he wore a slouch hat av the late-i pattern fashionable in - 

you; a, lOulders he draped a Prim ! 

to make Humboldt County five him a vote ai confidem 
wan glance, and whin Hiram Johnson and Alden Anderson were 
compelled by this character at n to put up much de- 

sirable mone\ wit' the 'ei' posters, the death knell av the bill 
board began to sound." 

"1 don't think mini' av hill hoards meself, . - 

"From : caieved by Charley Curry 1 haven't much 

faith in thim myself," was the I pi] - " \ id whin the cham 
f'r the Governor to take up mutters av import sin) for 

Sinator Black and told him to do ' 

"•F'r a long time,' says Sinitor Black. "I have been 



grieved at the way the landscape a\ the country is obscured, and 

1 don't own anny stock m anny bill posting oompanj 

so t can conscientiously undertake to remove thim from view. 1 

And thin he sai down, all bj himself, and tl girl oul a speech. 

" "Mistier Speaker/ he says, whin the lasi oratori al bombshell 

had been planned out, 'I arise wif me sou] torn l.\ the deepesl 
immotion, and me eyesighl obliterated " : run down 

ami drop off the end av me uose. I see before me the noble head 
a\ Shasta wit' manny feet av snow upon it lifting up lo the sky, 
and I also see beautiful vaileys that stretch out. every which 
way full av prunes and lemon trees, and ivery kind av scenery 
known to man. From all quarters av the world people come to 
view this scenery, paying pridatory railroad companies much 
money for the privilege av doing so, ami whin they arrive here 
they wander out to commune wit' nature at fust hand. On all 
sides are beautiful hills and valleys. The wildflowers blossom 
copiously, and as the man from distant cold, inhospitable lands 
views all the grandeur a? the scene, he forgets the pain in his 
legs and climbs up to some mighty imminince from which he can 
see in ivery direction. 

"'On all sides is nature in all the glory av her winter dress. 
The breezes whisper through the trees, the hop toads hop out av 
his way, and then as he aspires, he gains the top, achieves the 
pinnacle av his ambition, prepared to drink in all the beauty av 
the scene. Above is the blue sky; beyond are the snow-covered 
mountains, and below are orange groves and vineyards, but whin 
he looks more closely, he perceives that some wan has been here 
before him, for on a bill board near by he sees a sign: "Dr. 
Munion's Bunion Chaser Makes You Forget Your Feet.' 

And then, in the dinsity av the silence which pervades the Sin- 
ate chamber, Sinator Black stands like a crow sits on a fence, 
and allows the iniquity av the Bunion Sign to sink in. On all 
sides are Sinitors overcome wit' tears. The shrieks av Suffra- 
gettes resounds in the galleries. Pages rush to aud fro wif rime- 
dial whisky bottles. Iverywhere is grief. 

"'Me friends,' says Sinator Black, 'th' picture I have painted 
is in no way overdrawn, (lo where vou will, look where you may, 
iverywhere the landscape is desecrated wit' thim abominable de- 
vices. There are pictures av chorus girls in very disrespectahle 
clothes. There are si^ns av ivery known character, and av all dif- 
ferent degrees av badness on all sides av you. ami wit' the kind 
permission av this intilliginl body av patriots, I desire to presenl 
a bill. [ will read it if annyboclv wants me to. It is twinty-live 
thousand words long. As nobody Beems to want me lo read tt, 
1 refuse to do so. It is Full of whereases ami wherefores, and is 

mi Iligible to a marked degree, but il makes it a punishable 

offense for ami person, fin ■ corporation either to maintain 

a bill board for advertising purposes or i Ivertise on wan in 

anny manner at all. Wif the compliments av the season to ivery- 
bod] andgreai temerity, I have the honor to announce that I hope 
iverybody will vote for (he fill and remove wan av the evils av 
ii iife, ami thus establish n or at mankind.' 

"'Thafll ill from vou. Sinator.' says th' l.iftinant- 

nor.'" 
" Tt is all.' says th iwn. 

" 'And in me 0] ! ' -Got a nor, 'il is much 

more than enough, 90 the Sinate will now adjourn." 









THE 

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X I ,-.'.u l WAIko n N 

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San Francisco News Letter 



• Tan oaky 28, 1911. 



N®M©ttn(allnimE si L®sna 



Blithers had never tried to negotiate a loan before, and it wa» 
therefore with considerable trepidation thai be entered the bank. 
Ee bad had a pleasant acquaintance with the cashier in times 
past, but they were not at all intimate, and just bow to approach 
him on the subject oi his needs Blithers was wholly unaware. 
However, he walked boldly into the bank and paused before Mr. 
Snatchem's desk. 

"Ali, good morning, Mr. Blithers," said Mr. Snatchem, reach- 
ing bis band out cordially. "'Ibis is an unusual pleasure, sir. 1 
don't ever remember having seen you in our bank before." 

"No, Mr. Snatch m," said Blithers, looking around the office 
and admiring ii- rich decorations. "Pact is, sir, I've never bad 

occasion until new ! me here, although it would have been a 

great pleasure at any time to have improved my acquain 
with yon." 

"Thank you, Mr. Blithers; yen are very kind, 1 am sure," said 
the cashier with a pleasant smile. "Now, what can I do for you 
this morning?" 

"Why," hesitated Blithers, in siderabli embarrassment, "1 

— cr — I happen to want to — er — to borrow about — er — about — 
well, say Sve thousand dollars for a year, Mr. Snatchem, and 1 
bought m lyb " 

"Delighted," said Mr. Snatchem. "I'm glad you have i 

tons. We'll be verj glad to ai ommodate you, Mr. Blithers." 

"Ifs mighty trice of you." murmured Blil 

"Not at all. my deaT sir," said the cashier. "If we didn't 
ace oodate out friends, Mr. Blithers, where would our divi- 
dends come in ''" 

Of course Blithers didn't know, and so he kept quiet, while \l r. 
Snatchem made out a note for him to sign. 

"Ab. by the way." said Mr. Snatchem, pausing in bis work, 
"Mr. Blithers, just what— er — what collateral have you?" 

"What what?" asked Blithers. 

"What securities have you to offer for this loan — I just want 
to make a memorandum on the note," continued the cashier. 

"Why," said Blithers, his 1'aee getting rather pink, "why — I — 

I haven't any, Mr. Snatchem. I thought that, knowing - 

you do as a reputable' and responsible person " 

"Quite so, quite so," said Snatchem, "but unfortunately this 
is a national bank, and unless you have a good endorser for a 
piece of two-name paper " 

"t don't know of anybody I could ask," said Blithers. 

"Well, we'll have to get ai it in some other way. then." said 
Mr. Snatchem. "Lei me think ju-i a ment." 

He tapped his teeth with his lead-pencil, and for a few 
moments, that seemed like years to Blithers, gazed out 
window. Finally he returned to the matter in hind. 

"I guess we can lix it. Mr. Blithers," he Baid. "Jusl von sign 
this note for five thousand dollars at si: i r cent. I wish I niighl 
make you a lower rate of interest, but conditions are -neb just 
now that I can't " 

"I'm sure thai if perfectly satisfactory to me," said Blithers, 
happily. 

"Thai i ■■in'- to I bree hundred dollars," said I he cashier, figur- 
ing on bis desk pad. "T i Ired dollars nil' five thonsan 
lars leaves forty-seven hundred dollars not quite enough i«> 

cover the note, bui I'll take a chance on you, sir. and il won't be 
much "I a i ham : at 1 hat ?" 

"Not it 1 keep mj health," beamed 1'dii I 

Mr. Snatchem tapped a bell, and one f bis clerks responded. 

"Stimpson," be said, "jub! draw a check to Mi-. Blithere's or- 
der for forty-seven hundred dollars, and lei have il — the name 

in full is Richard J. Blithers. I believe?" he added, turning 
pleasantly to Blithers. 

"Bichard W .." -aid Blithers. 

"Quite so: qnite 30," said the i ashier. 

A few moments later the clerk returned with the check, which 
Mr. Snatchem signed with a flourish. 

"The]- il i<." !,e su'd. reading it over to make sure thai all was 
right. "Bichard W. Blithers, four thousand seven hundred dol- 
Right. Now, Mr. Blithers, it you will jn-i endorse this 
over I" ile b ink, out little transaction will bi 

Blithers did as he was told, and Mr. Snatchem, tapping the 
hell a second time, gave the cheek into the custody of bis col- 
lateral clerk. 



"I'm very much obliged to you, Mr. Snatchem," said Blithers, 
picking his hat up off the floor. 

"That's ill right, my dear sir," replied Mr. Snatehem, rising 
and holding out his hand, as if to say good morning. "We're 
mighty glad to oblige you. Don't hesitate to come in at any 
time when you desire an accommodation, and we'll do all we can 
to help you out." 

"But — er — Mr. Snatchem," said Blithers, bis embarrassment 
renewing itself somewhat painfully. "When can I — er — when 
can f have the — er — the money?" 

lie blurted the last word out shamefacedly. 

"Money?" said Mr. Snatchem. "Money? What money do 
you refer to, M r. Blithers?" 

"Why," smiled Wilier-. Ealteringly, ''the — er — the forty-seven 
hundred." 

"fib. my dear fellow." bundled Mr. Snalchein. and giving him 
a knowing wink. "Ha-ha-ha! You arc quite a joker, Mr. Blith- 
er-, (if course you know you don't get the forty-seven hundred 
at all — the bank will hold that as security far your note." 

Whereupon Blithers wandered dazedly out upon the highway. 

Ee has been scratching his head ever since, wondering what in 

thunder he got for thai tnteresl charge of three hundred dollars. 

are some mind- so constituted that they cannot grasp tin' 

-imp:- -i matters, and it is to be feared that the mind of Blithers 
i- one of them. — Harpers Weekly. 



A unique little booklet is "California Nights' Entertain- 
ment," a collection of Californiaii poems by t'harles Elmer Jen- 
ney. I is a tiny affair, it- pages being but two and a half by 

hi I a halt in. in"', but appropriately enough bound in silk. 

v. nli a Scottish tartan effect, the publishers being a Scottish 
house. Tin' verses are of greal i levi mess, and the general spirit 
they breathe is essentially Western. 1 1 i- as meritorious frnm 
a literarj a- from an artistic standpoint. 

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MRS. EDDY'S MODE OF LIFE. 

Whatever may be thought of the late Mary Baker G. Eddy's 
views of the present or a future existence, our canmol but ad- 
mire her mode of living. Here is her daily program : 

"Rose at 6 o'clock. 

"Breakfast alone in her private apartments al ; o'clock sharp. 

"In morning studied literature, read her heavy mail, answered 
letters, dictating to two different secretaries, and signing letters 
in person. 

"Luncheon alone promptly at 12 o'clock. 

"Drove at 1 o'clock. 

' : In afternoon received visitors, dictated again to secretaries, 
studied details of the business of the Christian Scieive society, 
and planned future work. 

"Dined on the stroke of six, frequently with members of the 
household or immediate friends. 

"Enjoyed piano and other music after dinner. 

"Eetired between. 8 and 9 o'clock, sleeping soundly and awak- 
ening eager for another hard day's work." 

There was a well-ordered life for you ! No wonder that Mrs. 
Eddy lived to be almost ninetv vears of age. 



Two dollars and a half apiece is the price assessed for 

throwing things at the American Consul at Dalny. Who shall 
say that Uncle Samuel does not protect his servants in far lands? 



AinmMftta 



Bobby, Aelut Six, Loquitur 

I'll be so big when I'm growed up, 

I'll swaller my wattles whole; 
I'll use the resyvoir for a cup, 

And fish with a telegraph pole. 
I'll grow so tall, when I set down 

I'll use the church for a stool, 
With one foot sot on the hull dinged town, 

And one on the district school. 

I'll snore so loud when it's by-by time, 
I'll sound like a thunder-clap, 

And when 1 yawn they'll think that I'm 
The Delaware Water Gap. 

I'll wear such boots that folks will 
When they sei 1 me on the street, 

"There's two big warships under waj 

On somebody's giant feet." 

And when L laff I'll laff so hard 

That, every one round will wake. 
And run out scrcamin' into the yard 

For to see the earthquake qua 
And when the motors begin to spin, 

A-makin" the chickens dance. 
I'll pick 'em up and I'll bide 'em in 

The fob o' my Sunday pants. 

I'll fish for whales instead o' pike. 

And I'll bait my book with eels; 
And when [ go for to ride my 

I'll use two Ferris \vl 
I'll have a little rhinoci 

To folic me everywhere : 
And 'stead of usin' a riding-boss 

I'll ride on a ear. 

And when I'm ready to eat my Lunch, 

I'll set on a bundled chairs: 
And at one bite i'U swaller a bunch 

Of a thousand vanilla eclairs. 
And when my teacher comes up to me 

And tells me 'at I'm a dunce — 
Well, just you wait, and you will see — 

Hi won't do it iiioi 

— Hornet Dodd Gaxtit. in Harp 



W/lii CREATED HELLf" 

lie' i oi the News 

Letter and the Overland 
Monthly will be intei 
0' know that one of the 
prominent representatives of 
the International Bible Stu- 
^.ssociat ion « ill speak 
H Golden Sate Command- 
cry Hall on Sutter street, 
near Steiner, Sunday, Janu- 
ary 2901. 

The speaker is Walter 
Bundy, V. D. M., of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. His subject is a 
worn one, "Who Created 
Hell." We each have our 
own ideas in regard to the 
matter. The race track 
trust probably blames the 
News Letter. Schmitz and 
Ruef probably blame Fran- 
cis Heney. The more intel- 
ligent citizens of our present 
day probably claim Mayor- 
McCarthy and the labor unions created the institution. Be this as 
it may, the facts remain that there is a hell, and he who knows 
he is not going there is wise indeed. 

The News Letter is well acquainted with the work of the In- 
ternational Bible Students' Association. It is undenominational 
in its scope and logical in its theories. We advise all who can to 
hear Brother Bundy Sunday at 3 p. m. Everything is free, and 
there is no reason why every one should not avail himself of this 
opportunity to learn what the Scriptures really do say in regard 
to the matter. 




Walter Bundy. 




Fifty Miles from Home 



MANY MEN talk to their homes 
every night when they are out 
of town. They find it a great satis- 
faction and it relieves any anxiety 
on the part of their families. 

The universal Bell Telephone Service 
makes this possible. 

Every Bell Telephone is a Long 
Distance Station. 



The Pacific Telephone 
and Telegraph Co. 




22 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 28, 1911. 




iNORTi.iSED Yield 
i it- Gold. 



According to Charles G. Yale, of the 
United States Geological Survey, it 
is not expected that whin the final 
figures of the output of silver, coppi c 
and lead in California in 1910 are compiled they will show any 
material change? from the figures of 1909. The production of 
gold, however, increased in 1910. ft is probable that some de- 
crease in the total metal yield will he apparent, especially in the 
silver and topper, as the output of the great copper mini s of the 
State have been considerably curtailed, owing to trouble con- 
nected with the enforced control of the smelter fumes. As these 
properties, aside from their copper, produce by far th. larger pro- 
portion of Bilver obtained in the State, and much gold as well, 
their output is naturally lessened when their smelters cannol be 
run at full capacity. In 1910 some of the larger smelting plants 
were- closed entirely for several consecutive months, and others, 
installing or testing fume condensing appliances, were com- 
pelled to operate on partial capacity only, tint being able to use 
all their furnaces. 

Most of the mines of the State are, as they always have been, 
gold-producing, and yield only a relatively small quantity of 
silver. Xo very marked changes in conditions for the yeai 1910 
are to be noted in connection with these properties. A few old 
mines have been given up as no longer profitable, but new one- 
have been discovered to take their places, and some, long un- 
worked, have been reopened and worked with success. A number 
of California and Nevada men who have quickly made for 
in the oil fields of the State have lately been making large in- 
vestments, in both quartz and gravel mines; but, on the other 
hand, men long connected with gold mining in California have 
turned their attention to boring for oil. 



For a Better 
Merchant Marine. 



Whether it be in the form of subsidy, 
or subvention, or differential ton- 
nage dues, or whatever you choose to 
call it, something must be done to 
build up our merchant marine. The News Letter has persistently 
dinned it into the ears of Congress that some remedy must be 
found for the existing mortifying conditions, when there are 
but eighi steamships under the Stars ami Stripes engaged in the 
trans-oceanic trade. Captain T. X. Hibberd has truly said, any 
improvement in the shipping industry is nut going to help any 
particular body of men : it is good for the whole community. It is 
true, we hope, some particular group of capitalists will get a fail- 
return on any investment they may make in this industry; but 
so they would if they erected a rolling mill, or went into the 
mercantile business in this city. If a man puts his money into 
anything of this sort, he has a right to make a profit; but it is 
to the whole community that the general good is to come, nol 
to the few individuals. Xow there have been various methods 
suggested for raking care of this question. Different nations have 
adopted different plan*. Japan pays liberal mail subsidies and a 
mileage bonus. The Japanese line out of San Francisco a 
subsidy of $1,340,000 a year; the sum of $750,000 is given the 
two lines running out of Seattle, while the service between the 
Orient and Europe is paid $1,650,000. France follows practically 
the same lines. 



Barroll & Company, (he bond 
Bonding Lumber brokers in the Merchants' Exchange 

Companies. building, announce that they are 

making a specialty of the oul righl 
purchase of bond issues made by large. u ill-established lumber 

'■ panies on the Pacific Coast, secured by their timber lands 

and plants. 

This firm, in connection with ('lark L. Poole & Co., hankers 
of Chicago, have just made a loan of $1,200,000 in the shape of 
a first mortgage bond issue to the Weed Lumber Company of 
San Francisco. This bond issue covers all of the timber hold- 
ings of the Weed Lumber Company, consisting of over 50,000 
acres of California white pine located in Siskiyou County, to- 



gether with the plants of the company located at Weed. 

One advantage of the bond issue enables the lumber company 
to spread their indebtedness over a considerable number of years, 
fixes the interest rate at G per cent, and enables the lumber com- 
pany to so plan their financing as to guard against panics or 
temporary periods of depression, in which their indebtedness, if 
carried in short time bank loans, might be called for payment at 
unexpected or inconvenient times. 

A broad market for timber bonds has been established among 
banks and conservative investors in the Eastern States, and 
Barroll & Company states that investors in California are be- 
sinning to show much interest in this form of investment. 



Public Service 

» Iobfobation Bonds. 



A comprehensive pamphlet, entitled 

"The Mosl Satisfactory Bonds," has 

just been published by X. \V. Hal- 
Bey & Co., of Xew York, treating 
of the investment merits of public service corporation bonds. 
The pamphlet discusses the reasons for the gradually increasing 
popularity of these bonds during the last fifteen years, and the 
results obtained by investors during that period, Graphic com- 
parisons are made of the market tendencies of corporation, rail- 
road and municipal bonds for six years, covering the last finan- 
cial depression; and the gradual growth of the earnings of pub- 
lic service corporations throughout good and had times is also 
illustrated by the results obtained by ten representative public 
service corporations. An interesting feature of the pamphlet 
is thr discussion of the influence of the public service com- 
missions in strengthening the investment position of public aer- 
ice i orporation bonds. 



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Telephone Douglas 2487 

and ST. FRANCIS HOTEL 

Telephone Douglas 3982 

Members New York Stock Exchange, Pioneer House. 
Private "Wire to Chicago and New York. 

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January Reinvestment 

We will submit offering's of specially 
selected issues at attractive prices and 
will furnish information retarding 1 any 
particular security upon request. 
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January 28, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



23 



News from the 
Oil Fields. 



Two standard rig bai e 

for the Lost IMl- i lonsolidated ' lil 
Fields ( iompanj . one for the north- 
east quarter of seel ion 20, 2(5-21 . and 
another for section 34, 26-21. There are 21 standard rigsal work 
in this territory. \ well on the southeasi quarter of section 
20, 26-'21 is expected to some in before the close of the presenl 
week. The American Petroleum Company has a drill down 
into oil sand on section is. 26-21. 

There has been renewed activity in the Los! Hills within the 
last two weeks, and i onsiderable building is going on at the Lost 
Hills townsite of Martin & Dudlev, for which M. R. Parra & 
Co. are agents. Mr. Parra made a visit thete yesterday, and re- 
ports the sale to M. Olcivich of a hotel site which has a frontage 
of 57 feet on Woodward avenue and Lnyo street. The buyer will 
Iniild in the spring. 

Sheridan well of the Union Oil Company, section 10, °.1-22. is 
about 5000 feet deep and still drilling. This is our of the pieces 
of evidence tending to discredit the far northern part of the Mid- 
way field, and it appears doubtful if the McKittrick and Midway 
fields will be connected by a continuous string of producing wells. 
There are numerous faults and the formation is much broken. 

In the Vallecitos district, the Range 16 Oil Company is down 
;oo feet in blue shale that contains considerable quantities of 
fossil shells. The formation is identical with that at Oil City, the 
tight oil section of the Coalinga field. The Vallecitos De- 
velopment Company, near the Range 16. is down 200 feet and 
making good progress. On the other side of the syncline the 
Sussex is about ready to spud in. Several parties of Bakersfleld 
and San Francisco oil men are stopping at syncline while look- 
ing over the new field with the purpose of making some invest- 
ments. All the land in the valley is patented, and the greater 
pari of it is owned by the Ashhursl brothers. 



Indications now are that the Pyramid Oil Company has 

gone into a new sand that has never before been tapped in the 
Santa Pauia field. The Pyramid Company has been deepening 
its well No. 1 on its Santa Paula property, which was originally 
finished at a depth of 1685 feet, and pul OH the pump, giving 

a good production at thai depth for a 85 gravity oil. The net* 

and deeper sand which was encountered at a depth of a little 
more than 2500 feet, promises thai the showing so far would in- 
dicate an unusually high gravitv oil, about 34 to 36 degrees 
Baume. It is impossible to stale before having madi 
Superintendent Tychsen of the Santa Paula propert} for the 
Pyramid Company says that he believes he has a paraffin base 
oil. The oil is green in color, and the howirj ; is getting better 

w ilh each additional foot of depth. 



The mining company making the largest productio 

gold in the State in 1910 was the Yuba Consolid iter! f)ol Ifiel ! - 

Co., working dredges in the Marysville Held ol Sfubs C ■ . 

The mosi productive jingl quartz mine t >1 the North 

Star Mines Company, of Grass Valley, Nevada County. The 
mine with the deepest workings and i 
the Mother I .ode was the Kennet 

The most productive drift mine was the old Birdseye Crcc 
crty at Von Bet, in Nevada County. The mosi productive hydrau- 
lic mine was operated by the La Grange Mb < lo., near W 
\ ille, Trinitj County. 



Reports from Bakersfleld state that work has 

on the new Standard pipe line from the Kern river fields to 
Point Richmond, tamps will be established at Corcoran, Fresno 
and nn loints up the valley, and the construction 

will be ruahe is possible. \ 

pipe for the local end of the work is expected to reach : : 
within a day or two, while a small suppl i hand 

with which to start the w 



Until detailed ivailable, it must remain a 

matter of douht whether Butte County con tin n - 

Id-producing county of the S whether its 

n taken from it by Yuha County. Both these counties 
owe their prominence in mining mainly to 

trried on in the Oroville and Marys' 
hut other tonus of placer mining and deep minii 
output. 



NEW LOAN 

We Own and Offer 

$1,200,000 

First: Mortgage 6$ Serial Gold Bonds 

maturing $50,000 each six months from May 1st, 1911, to Novem- 
ber 1st, 1922, of the 

Weed Lumber Co. 

OF SAN FRANCISCO AND WEED, CAL. 

CAPITAL, SURPLUS AND RESERVES, $3,346,385 



G. X. WENDLING, President S. O. JOHNSON, Vice-President 

H. NATHAN, Secretary and Treasurer 
Trustees: FirsT TrusT and Savings Bank and Emile K. Boisot. Chicago, III 



This issue of bonds is the diredt obligation of the largest 
manufacturer of pine lumber, sash, doors and boxes on the 
Pacific Coast, having a capital stock, surplus and reserves 
of over $3,300,000. These bonds are secured by a first 
mortgage on eight hundred million (800,000,000) feet of 
California white pine timber, 50,000 acres OWNED IN FEE, 
complete saw mill, sash and door plant and box factory 
costing $1,250,000, and on the entire townsite of Weed, 
with all buildings, dwellings, etc. 

1. Tin' Weed Lumber Company has been established for 
Hum years; its owners ami officers are lumbermen of 
large wealth and ol notably successful records in lumber 
operations on the Pacific < loast. 

%. This bonds retires all <•( the outstanding indebt- 
edness of i tie Weed Lumber Company and leaves them 
with over $1, 1,000 quick assets. 

3. The mill prop main line of the 

Southern Pacifii Railway at Weed, California, and the 
lime ely intersected by the Calif 

Northeastern R ich of the Southern Pacific 

Railway, and which, ii is understood, will eventual] 
made the main line I'rom San Pram isco lo Portland. 

lifornia W i- one of thi 

mosi fbe coast. 

5, We appraise the conservative market value of these 

properties ai OVER THREE TIMES the amount of 

this bond 
f>. Thi arc exempt from taxation in California. 

7. Thi nsurance on its plants and stock 

on h 
Price Par and interest, yielding six per cent. 

- cial circular fully describing these bonds will be 

mailed on request. 

CLARK L. POOLE & CO. 

BANKERS 
Commercial National Bank Building 

BARROLL & CO. 

BONDS 

MERCHANTS' EXCHANGE BLDC. SAN FRANCISCO 

H. W HELLMAN BULDING. LOS ANGELES 



Chicago 



24 ) San Francisco News Letter 



The aviation meet at San Jose next Saturday and Sunday 
will be replete with wonderful ami daring events. It is under 
the auspices of the Santa Clara Valley Aero Club, of which Ai-\ I 
Campbell is president and F. A. Marriott vice-president, and the 
club has made arrangements with (he famous aviators gathered 
at the meet in San Francisco to provide an entertainmenl of 
unusual interest." Everything possible has been crushed within 
the program for the two days. The attendance is bound to be 
enormous and the weather ideal. Santa Clara Valley has a 
reputation in that respect that it will not fail to uphold. If 
there was ever a spot suited for the breaking of aviation records 
it is surely that valley of fruit ami sunshine. And whether 
records are broken or not. the meet, as it is booked, stands a- a 
record-breaker itself. Should it be raining on the bay here Sat- 




FredJ. Wiseman in tin machine of his own design "ml maim- 
fartiu-e, which, made the most successful amateur flights »/ Sel- 
fridge Tarh, and in which he will give exhibitions "I San Jose 
to-day dial to-morrow, Saturday and Sunday. 

urday morning, let that make no difference in your plans. In 
San Jose fair weather is sure to exist. And the Garden City 
will see the largest crowd in its long history. James Eadley, 
the daring English aviator, will be there. He is down on the 
program for a flight around Mt. Hamilton, and a rare with two 
automobiles. There are others — many. And several amateurs 
will attempt nights, particularly Frederick J. Wiseman, the 
young Santa Rosa aviator. There are other events apart from 
aviation, so that something will be doing all of the time. A cup 
valued at one hundred dollars is In be given the winner of a 
motorcycle race, to be held Saturday afternoon. The meet will 
be held in San Jose driving park, which is to be made into an 
a\ iation field. With regard to the Radley flight to Mt. Hamilton, 
he will be in plain sight of the grandstand all of the linn', as the 
mountain lies directly in front of it. The distance is fourteen 
miles. 



"THE SECOND SHEPHERD'S PLAY.'' 

Although the clever lines of "The Second Shepherd's Play." 
one of the three old-English miracle plays to be revived by the 
English Club of Stanford University, were written some four 
hundred years ago, they have lost none of their fun through age. 
The audience which witnesses the production on February 3d 
and 4th will he no les° amused than was the audience of the fif- 
teenth century. The occasion of the presentation will be the 
revival of three plays by the club, the other dramas which have 
been translated from the Old Enelish for the performance being 
"The Salutation" and "The Play of the Three Kings.'" All 
deal with the subject of the Nativity, and will be produced by 
the Stanford students in the same manner that they were played 
in the early days. The only marked departure from the old 
method will be the use of the modern stage, with scenerv like 
that used by Ben Greet in place of the wagon which the early 
actors use as a stage. A special performance of the play will he 
given on Saturday afternoon, February -1th. at 2:15. for the con- 
venience of residents of nearby cities. Tickets may be obtained 
from Miss Ruth Sampson at Stanford University, and are one 
dollar, seventy-five and fifty cents. 



January 38, 1911. 
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His tour Is being managed by a few of the more progressive 
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and California Advertiser 



25 




mowmii 



By L. J. Pinkson. 

List of new automobiles and their owners from January lGtli to Janu- 
ary 21st: 

OUEGNER, C. I>E. San Mateo Lorn 

HOOPER, F. P., 110 Market St.. S. F Stevens-] luryea 

VON WBIGARD, K. H.. 1194 Green St.. S. F Ch 

PEOPLES WATER CO.. 9th and Broadway. Oakland . . . Stude-Garford 

RILEY, E. T.. 860 Ashbury St.. S. F Pierce-Arrow 

DODGE, SWEKNEY CO., 326 12th St.. Oakland Maxwell 

THODE, A. E., 860 Waller St., S. F Gramm 

WEAVER, J. E„ 537 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. Cal Thomas 

WILLIAMS, MRS. M„ 700 Octavia St., S. F Peerless 

OAKES, W., Van Ness and Jackson Sts., S. F Packard 

HUBBARD, S„ 98 Monteclto Ave., Oakland Pierce-Arrow 

SAHLEIN, MRS. H.. 1718 Jackson St.. S. F Pierce-Arrow 

BEST, DR. B. C, 506 Haight St., S. F Hudson 

BUTLER, DR. J., 4093 24th St., S. F Cartercar 

PLANTERS LAND CO., 208 Met. Bank Building. S. F Cadillac 

HAROLD. F., 1341 27th Ave.. Oakland Ford 

RANKIN, I. S., College and Claremont Ave., Oakland, Cal Ford 

SCOTT, G. A., 12th and Jackson Sts., Oakland Mitchell 

HILLS', R. W., 127 Fremont St.. S. F Winter 

HELLWIG & LAGRAVE. Alvarado, Alameda Brush 

JONES, E. M., 3073 Clay St. ,S. F Overland 

PATTERSON, C. V.. Ross, Marin County Rambler 

MORRIS. W. B.. 141 Beale St.. S. F Pierce \.nm 

GIBBONS, H, W., 350 Post St., S. F Bulck 

HOOKER, G. W., 1300 .Tones St.. S. F Hupmobile 

GOTTING, C. L., 675 2d Ave.. S. F Auburn 

DUNGAN, T.. 224 Powell si. s. F rackson 

LACKY. B\ K.. mi. Bhotwell St s, [f De Ts 

SHERMAN, MRS. ii. 10, I2S8 /alleto si.. S, F Stevi is Duryea 

VEBCEIJUS ''. it. 1638 Waller St , s. P iiv.-iI.hhI 

MATSON, W., 1918 Jack] '■' Man 

GRAVES, Ii i'.. 8426 B«nv Vvi Oakland ' 

KKNN1E. It. II.. 1315 Gilbert St., Oakland Huj 

STEARNS, K. A.. Shrevi Bi S. F Kupn • 

NUCKOLLS, M., in Humi it Bank Bldg S i 

UNROTH, I'. '171 Mission St., s, !•' Wlnton 

* « * 

While ii"' Legislators al Sacramento are bi ng for 

Hi,, expenditure of the $18,000,000 Fund voted bi tl 
California Eor the creation of a modern higliwi ■ item, the 
boom for the cause of good roads which was started bj I n 
t ion in favor of this bi 
rapidity. From the mountain :oun ii 
Bands of the South, ei rywhere the slogan is, "Givi 
roads ' 1 of 'I' 1 ' 

State are lending beit supporl to this n 
the oil j of San I i and the o 

where the need of bettei felt than 

interior j» '-■ 'I"'"' >n '■' '■ 

than in iinv other pari 'if ,: - But even here the ni 

letter roads 
the motoi 

In [n 

iile men, i 
quick to take up th< 
expense thej have bad ra 
ad improvement 
n the hills 
the automobile has be - i 

cars requin their higl tit, ami these 

highwi itomohile men ■ 

Conn I 'nb. which now 

thing over 185, is 
the improvement of the 

I.,.. aunty, largely under the stimulus 



li will 
cover practical!} le. hard-bottom 

are to lake I he place of deseri i rails. ^ 
eil ies of the South are linked with fair roai 
section if the State. Eureka, cnl off by high hills and fores! from 
much of 1 1 umbold! ( iomil v, Ii is started a movemeni Eoi thi de 
velopmenl of a genuine fount) hip iwai • stem. The movi 

is do 1 confined by anj mean to the fevi i n ioned, 

and Mi'';, are cited nnl.i us instani e oi the general i rend i hi 
oiii the entire Stab . The automobile men promise I" be mo 

tive factors in the developmenl of the syste E roads whi h the 

$18,000,000 fund was voted to secure. 



Interest in the Pan-Oakland-Panama-Pacifii road rare. "The 
Portola," which is to he held on February 22d over the Alameda 
County course from San Leandro to Haywards, has assumed 
national proportions, and all the automobile columns of the 
daily papers throughout the United States, as well as the trade 
journals, are devoting much space to describing the coming 
contest am! the course. The Coast is put down as the Mecca Eot 
winter automobile events, and predictions of new road records are 
frequently made, based oil the statement by Chairman Butler of 
the American Automobile Association that the Alameda County 
course is the fastest boulevard course in the country. Chairman 
Butler recently went over the proposed route for the ears, and 
was firm in his opinion that a new world's record would in all 
probabilities be established in the coming contest. 

At a meeting of the local automobile dealers early in the week, 
increased enthusiasm was displayed when Dick Ferris, who is to 
manage the contest, announced that he has already secured the 
following entries: National, 4 cars; Maxwell, 2 cars; Pope-Hart- 
ford, 2 cars; .Simplex, Amplex, Fiat. Lozier, Speedwell, Corbin, 
Apperson, Mercer and Only car. He also announced that if 
a special classification be made, the entries of the Franklin and 
Velie cars could he secured. 

For the stock ca'' race || lr kjg gt. Francis Hotel trophy, the 
fines! automobile prize ever offered for a racing contest, will be 
awarded the winner, in addition to in per rent of the entry fees. 
The cup alone is worth $2,500. and is an elegant specimen of the 
sil\ ersmith's art. 

At the dealers' meeting ii was decided to have If. L. Owesney, 
I'n nil Coa i manager o! the Winton Motor Carriage Company; 
C. Kirkpatrick, of the Goodrich Tire Company, and Tony 
Xh'miU of the Weinstock-Nichols Company, to acl as a com- 
to lei I n ii h a like number of ( >al land dealers, and aid 
preliminary work. The session was mosl enthusiastic, 
and from the tenor oi Lhe remarks of the agents and dealers, the 
corYteal has the strong moral supporl of the h ! illy. 

The presence of the two Pope-Hartford ears in the bij 

tesl will bring into keen rivalry two of the besl racing drivers 
in America, and both will be put on their mettle. Berl Dinglej 

and Jai ' i 'I m I boa d throughout i he ent ire e i rj 

for their daring and skill at the wheel of a r They are 

mined rival i em u and 

their p area a Berce contest. The 

which will and in the 

ir-all, is the same machine that : inta Monica 

ord in America. 'I he only 

foreign-made car thus d the South' 

contender 
lap in the 

ed ears iii i 
derbilt cup rare arc to 

entrants, and much in the way of Bpe looked 

for. 



The Automobile Show that W« ned on February 

diary nth at the Combin 

D rinks, under the aui 
Motoi I 'nod for one mi 

nnnoun H< ir- M ( I 

ionization It will h 

. and anno 
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26 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 28, 1911. 



ter by President Owens of the Motor Club, addressed to the ex- 
hibitors, tells of the postponement : 

"After consulting with all our exhibitors, we fin.l that a 
majority desire a postponement of a few week- in order to bring 
cars Hit here from the Chicago automobile show. At least ten 
of our exhibitors are leaving in a few Jays for the Windy City 
to attend the exhibition there, and it is their intention to ar- 
range for the shipment to San Francisco of the entire displays 
of The Chicago houses. We are also assured by several dealers 
who now appear as opposed to a show that if the event is put off 
a short time they will have their new cars out here and posi- 
tively show. We" have weighed the matter thoroughly, ami find 
that a later date will unquestionably result in a more successful 
show; therefore it is to the interest of our exhibitors. It has 
been definitely decided to postpone the show dates lo March 

4-11, 1911." 

* * * 

Some interesting speed contests, weather permitting, are 

promised to-d v between Selfridge field I Mounl Hamilton. 

James Radley, the English aviator, has himseli offered a eup 

worth $10ii For a motor cycle race, while he is making I he 40 
mile trip to San Jose, and automobiles are also expected to take 
part in the race. Eadley is to make the trip from the grand 
stand, from which the mountain is in plain view, to Mounl Ham- 
ilton, fourteen miles away. The details of the race were drawn 
up in the presence of Argyll Campbell, president of the Santa 
Clara Valley Aero Club, ami P. A. Marriott, its vice-president. 

* * * 

The American Automobile Association has granted the official 
sanction for the Oakland Motordrome races. The Number is 
803, and the date selected February 11th and 12th. This i< two 
weeks later than the original date which was set for the first 

meeting. The delay is occasioned by the a' si continual rain 

of the last two weeks, which lias hampered with the construction 
of the track. 

Jack Prince, manager of thi Motordrome, is negotiating with 
Louis Strang, who is now manager of the Case team. Sonic tunc 
ago Strang agreed to ride for Prince. He met with considerable 
trouble in getting his racing cars into proper condition, and was 
forced to call off his engagement here. Xow that the date of 
these races has been set back two weeks. Strang is in a position 
to express his team of three cars here ami arrive in due season 
for the opening. Strang has successfully piloted some of the 
fastest cars of the world. With Lewis Chevrolet, Strang won a 
number of the American classics of two years ago. 

* * * 

F. F. Sterling of the Sterling-Snell Automobile Company, 
was found dead on the floor of In- office early Tuesday morning 
last. The autopsy showed that heart failure was the cause of his 
death. Mr. Sterling was well known in financial ami automobile 
circles throughout the State. lie was formerly one of the 
wealthy and most prominent men of San Jose. For many years 
lie was connected with the Union Savings Rank and the Security 
State Bank. Sterling married Miss Louise Auzerais, daughter 
of a well known family. He was a member of the San Jose Lodge 
of Elks, and the funeral will be held under their auspices. He 

i- survived by a widow and daughter. 

* * * 

With the price of gasoline three times as high as distillate, 
Dr. H. X. Cross, of Stockton, a Winton Six owner, has experi- 
mented with his car by using distillate instead of gasoline for 
the running of same. He put an auxiliary tank over the main 
gasoline tank, large enough to hold five gallons. lie uses the 
gasoline only when starting, ami as soon as the engine warm- up. 
he cuts off the gasoline and connects the main tank, which he 
now uses for distillate. The doctor says he gets twelve miles to 
a gallon on gasoline, and sixteen on distillate. He has also 
learned that it takes just four notches more on the air adjust- 
ment for distillate to secure a perfect mixture, so has arranged 
all his connections and controls so they may be reached from the 
scat. He has run over 22,000 miles with his car, and over hall' 
of it has been on distillate. The engine runs just as good as 
with gasoline, and does not soot the plugs, so there can be no 
reason why automobile users should not use this scheme, aays the 
doctor, with a smile. 

* * * 

The non-stop record of 10,074 miles, made somewhat more 
than a year ago, has been recently broken by a Flanders "20" ear 
at Los Angeles, Cal. This remarkable performance establishes 



a new non-stop record of 10,8"? miles. This car was equipped 
with a standard Splitdorf magneto and Common Sense Plugs. 
The run was made night and day over country roads and through 
the city streets of Los kngeles with absolutely no repairs or 
renewals being supplied, by the ignition equipment. A magneto 
and plugs capable of such sustained uninterrupted effort bespeal 
a product of high class workmanship and material, and the 
Splitdorf Company may well feel proud of thi- triumph. 

* * * 
Mr. Josiah Stanford of Warm Springs, Cal., recently drove his 
Model lG-ti Winton to the top of Mi. Hamilton and return, aver- 
aging more than twelve miles to one gallon of gasoline. His car 
is one of the first six-cylinder cars that were turned out by the 
Winton Company, and Mr. Stanford Bays it is running better 
now than ever. In the bicycle days. Mr. Stanford used to hunt 
out. the roads not usually taken by e\vli-ts. and he follows the 
same desire in motoring, lie lake- the roads leading through 
the hills, and likes to drive where the turns arc sharp and nar- 
row. The flexibility of the "Six"' makes it a pleasure, as the 
power is responsive and gear shifting i* not required. 



E. A. Christensen has equipped his Pope-Toledo with Morgan 
& Wright Nobby Tread tin- furnished by Weinstock-Nichols 

Co. Mr. Christensen is en ardent Nbbbj Tread devotee, having 
used none other for the last rear. 



The broken-down cabby regarded with a gleam of delight 

the taxi which had broken down. But he spoke no word. The 
chauffeur began operating on his machine. He turned it and 
twisted it and banged it and screwed it. bui to no avail. And 
still the cabby spoke not. 'the chauffeur hanged again. He did 
thing- to ignition spark= that wouldn't ignite, and cranks thai 
refused to be anything but cranky. And still the cabby, sour of 
visage, lay low and said nothing. Then the chauffeur wiped his 
beady brow, and then the cabby, still with a gleam in hi- eve. 
crossed ever: "'Ere!" he exclaimed, grimly, holding out his 
whip. "'Ere y';i'o, mister! 'It 'im with this! - ' — Answers. 



Swell Cars 

EIGHT MODELS 

INCLUDING COMPLETE CHASSIS OF THE 




On Exhibition at our Salesroom 

285 Geary Street 

A visit will be found to be 
both pleasant and instructive. 



THE THOMAS B. JEFFERY COMPANY 
OF CALIFORNIA 

285 Geary Street 117 Valencia Street 

SAN FRANCISCO 






January 28, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



27 



Charles F. Jackson, President of the Motor Sales Company 
<>f California, has just returned from the Bast, where h 
the New York Automobile Shows. Speaking of his trip, Jackson 
says: -'This year's Madisou Square Garden Shoy is declared 
by every one most closely acquainted with past results to be the 
most successful ever held. Floor space was selling at a premium, 
no exhibitor having as much as he desired. The attendance was 
enormous. This Inter-State exhibit was eminently successful, the 
new seven-passenger, 50 h. p. car being among the very popular 
displays in the show. Altogether, we had an exhibit of six 
equipped ears and one cut-out chassis. This was one of the most 
extensive displays there. I met a large number of Inter-State 
dealers in New York who had come from all corners of the 
country, and without exception they were highly enthusiastic 
over Inter-State demand as thus far developed this season. I 
also visited the factory and found them a busy lot. Every Inter- 
State car to be built this season is already contracted for. and en- 
larged allotments and new territory are of necessity being turned 
down." 

* * * 

Mr. Syd C. Ross, of Santa Rosa, was in San Francisco recently 
and arranged to have another Chalmers car added to his "auto- 
mobile rent service," in Santa Rosa. Mr. Ross started in the 
business of renting automobiles with a 1910 Chalmers "30" car 
in May of last year, and the car has been in continual use since 
that time. He has run the machine over 10,000 miles, traversing 
all kinds of roads and grades on his trips through Lake, Mendo- 
cino and Sonoma Counties. Mr. Ross says his Chalmers "30" is 
an ideal car for renting purposes, and he could not be induced to 
purchase any other make. The business has proven a very profit- 
able one to him, and during the entire period that he has had the 
Chalmers "30," outside of the cost of tires and gasoline, the 
machine has cost him only ten cents. 

* * * 

"The importance of the place achieved by the commercial 
vehicle in the East is well illustrated," says Walter Morris, local 
Autocar distributor, "by the consideration given it at the New 
York show. Advices received from New York declare that a 
large share of the interest in the Madison Square Garden exhibi- 
tion centers in the display of trucks to which the last two weeks 
of the show are to be solely devoted. The coming national com- 
mercial vehicle show, which is to be held next month in Chicago, 
is also demanding a great deal of advance interest. At that 
show experts are to be in attendance, who will help solve the prob- 
lems involved in each individual selection of a truck." 

» * * 

"In order to get the maximum service from your lire-;." savs 
C. E. Mathewson, Pacific Coast manager of the Diamond Rubber 
Company, "it is necessary that you keep them away from oil. Oil 
soon softens the rubber. It can't help doing 30. Under this con- 
dition, the tire can't possibly lasi as lung as otherwise. Never 
let the oil escaping from the ear in the garage run and stand 
about the tires. Nor lei your ear stand in oil puddles in the 
street. A little more care of the axles in the matter of wa 111 - 
at the ends, or in using a heavier grade of oil, will save tire 
money." 

* • • 

In view of the fact that iva mam radical changes are ob- 
served in the mechanical details of the ears exhibited at the 
\'e« York show, novelties in body construction received im 

(ention from the crowds. One of the newe>i things is seen on the 

torpedo type of body, in the Lozter booth. This model i- I 
the "Lakewood." and in plat f a chauffeur's -eat on the run- 
ning board, this is incorporated in one of the side doors. To 

place this side seat in service, the door 1- dropped outward and 
downward, disclosing side arm and hack. Whei d out 

of service, the seat has the appearance of a flush-sided door. 

* * * 

A -hipment of 30 h. p. Autocar roadsters is reported lor San 
Franci8CO from the factory. These cars are due to arn 
early pari of next week. 




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28 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 28, 1911. 



The opening of a retail salesroom in (he heart of the shopping 
district of San Francisco is an innovation -which has created quite 
,i sin' among the automobile dealers. The success of an under- 
taking of this kind by an ordinary agent would undoubtedly be 
very questionable, but for the Thomas B. Jeffery Company. 
manufacturers of Hambler automobiles, the success of the under- 
taking is 'in absolute certainty. Very few people who buy an 
automobile, and even those who sell them, are aware of the fact 
that the Thomas B. Jeffery Company is to-day by far the wealth- 
iest institution in the United States building automobiles. Only 
those who have visited Kenosha, Wisconsin, fifty-two miles out of 
( ihicago, realize and appreciate the fact that the Gambler factory 
is to-day one of the giant manufacturing plants of the world, ami 
so far as the automobile industry in the United States is con- 
cerned, iliac it is by far the largest. 

Hambler cars of to-day not only represent what is considered 
the latest and staudard method of construction in the United 
States, but they also incorporate those features which have 
proven their value in foreign lands. 

Thus, for instance, the Rambler is equipped with a apare 
wheel, of which the Autocar, a leading British publication, in its 
Olympia Show Number, November 12, 1910, said: "At the same 
time, the detachable rim is falling out of favor, as the emergi ncj 
wheel renders it unnecessary. The methods of combining ready 
detaehability with security are becoming more numerous, but it 
cannot, be said that anything like fixed practice has yet been 
reached, though there is no doubt that the detachable wheel is a 
very real advance." 

It is a noteworthy fact that at this Olympia Show ninety per 
cenl of all cars exhibited bad the detachable wheel. The Rambler 
lias used this feature the past three seasons, and has developed 
this detachable, or spare wheel, to a state of absolute perfection. 
A visit to the Rambler retail salesroom at 285 Gear} 9treet will 
be found both pleasant and instructive. 
* * * 

The Howard Automobile Company has been advised that two 
of the monster Buick model 100 cars, which were the sensation of 
speed events iast year, would be entered in the 500-mile Inter- 
national Sweepstakes race at the Indianapolis Speedway next 
May. The entries are to be sent on from New York within the 
next week or ten days. 

"Wild Bob" Burman and Arthur Chevrolet will be nominated 
to drive, and after that they will go abroad to take part in the 
French grand prize race over the Sarthe circuit. Louis Chevro- 
let, who suffered severe injuries in the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup race, 
is about recovered. The famous Franco-Swiss driver may return 
to the motor racing sport, if not in the capacity of a pilot, at 
least as mechanical superintendent of the Buick racing team's 
cars. 



The Frank 0. Renstrom Company, during the past week, 
closed a deal with the Regal Motor Car Co., for the selling right 
of San Francisco. The Renstrom Company has a line of compe- 
tent mechanics, and are in a position to take care of all owners of 
Regal cars. They have already sold two of the Regal cars of the 
latest models, one being the little 20, of the fore-door type, and 
the other a 30 Touring ear, fore-door. A shipment of cars will 
arrive here in a few days. During the past week the Renstrom 
Company sold a G-cylinder Kline touring ear to Mr. II. Kiepen, 
of this city. A shipment of the latest models of the Kline- Kir 
have just arrived, and are on exhibition at the salesroom of the 
Frank O. Renstrom Company at the southwest coiner of Van 
Ness and Golden Gate avenues. 

* * * 

The Chanslor & Lyon Motor Supply Company has issued an 
invitation to the public to visit their Portland branch. This com- 
pany deals in motor ear furnishings exclusively, and caters to 
both the wholesale and retail trade. The store is located at 
621 Washington street, -where a complete, new and ample supply 
of automobile accessories will be found. 



Splitdorf Wins 

AT LOS ANGELES 

The National, driven by Merz, won the 
lO and 25-mile events for cars having a 
displacement of 600 cubic inches and under 

Time: 10 miles, 7:28 
Time: 25 miles, 14:56 2-5 
Yes, the National was equipped with the popular 

Splitdorf Magneto 

Which furnished its usual Perfect Ignition 




C. F. SPLITDORF 

PACIFIC COAST BRANCH 

520 Van Ness Avenue 

San Francisco 



HUDSON "33" 
Reserve Your Hudson Now 

687 

SOLD THE FIRST DAY 

The first day the HUDSON "33" was shown, dealers took orders and 
received deposits tor 687 cars. 

Three-quarters of a million dollars' worth of automobiles sold the 
first day I 

It indicates that within a short time individual buyers will have con- 
tracted for every car we can deliver by May. 

We cannot increase our output. 
In all probability many buyers will be disappointed then, in that 

they will be unable to get a HUDSON " 33." 

If the first day's sales indicate anything all cars will be contracted 
for by individual buyers before early spring. 

Hadn't you better look at the HUDSON " 33 " NOW ? 

PIONEER AUTOMOBILE CO. 



724 Golden Gate Avenue 

OAKLAND 



BRANCHES AT 
and 



San Francisco 

FRESNO 



SIMPLEX MOTOR CARS 

SIMPLEX PACIFIC COAST AGENCY 

J. N. BURGE, Manager 

124-126 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, Cal. 



FOR SALE. — Autocar Eunabout, with top, lamps and genera- 
tor, in good condition. Price, $800. The most reliable of them 
all. 453 Golden Gate avenue. 



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FACTORY 
REPRESENTATIVES 



Brake 
Lining 

544 Van Ness Ave. 
San Francisco 



.January 28, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



29 



"The i" equip cars j device the mo 

is apl to need has been carried out fi 

before. Much of the expensive act sssory equipment is provided 
mi the higher priced cars, as the purchaser oJ a acw 

dislikes to immediately paj >'" ; more in ij Eor tho i 

equipment which are now considered actual aecessil e 
fort in motoring. The Knox car. which is provided 
$500 worth of accessories, including full nickel and German sil- 
ver trimmings, has added three new devices to the equips 
Baid C. S. Richardson, manager of the Reliance Automobile Co., 
local agents. 

•'The first of these is a device for turning on the Prest-o-lite 
lank while the driver stands in front of the lamps, ready to lighl 
up. Under the left-hand headlight is placed a small levei 
neeted by a flexible cable to a small grooved wheel fastened to the 
valve stem of the tank. Moving this lever rotates the whei 
opens the gas valve to any desired amount. Another is a quick- 
action tire holder. This consists of an expanding metal ring, 
which is securely fastened to the car body. The tire, ready in- 
flated on its quick-demountable rim, is slipped over this ring, 
which is then expanded by a simple turnbuckle nut, and rigidly 
holds the tire in place. A small padlock completes the security, 
winch is absolute proof against rattle or motion. 

' 'The third device is a mud-scraper. This most useful device is 
incorporated directly in the running board of the car, and has 
no outside projections of any description. Yet the foot can be 
instantly drawn across the scraper, the mud removed and dropped 
through an opening to the ground, thus keeping the inside of the 

car clean and fresh." 

* * * 

Three models represent the Mitchell line for 1911 — Model R, 
Model T, and Model S — and the executives of the Eacine, Wis., 
plant, where nearly 12,000,000 worth of automobiles for delivery 
during the period covered by this line are being turned out, be- 
lieve they have correctly diagnosed the conditions of the industry, 
the needs of the Mitchell agents and dealers, and the legitimate 
absorbing power of the market. 

Models R and T are four-cylinder 30 h. p., with 4% by 5 
cylinders; crank shaft extra heavy; double jet carburetors; igni- 
tion by magneto and dry cells; lubrication by self-contained pump 
in crank-case; clutch is improved cone-type; front springs 41 
inches, with five two-inch leaves; rear springs, three-quarter ellip- 
tic; tires 32 by 3^4 in. in model R, single rumble seat car, and 
34 by 4 in model T, five-passenger touring car. 

Model S is a 7-passenger 6-cylindcr 50 h. p. car with 4% by 
■"> cylinders; rear springs of platform type, and tires 36 b 
This car sells for $2,250, Mode] T for $1,500, and model E for 
•$1,200; each fully equipped. 

* * * 

Because tires contribute so much for or against the sued 
business motor vehicles, a great deal of attention was paid to 
(ire equipment at the truck show in Madison Square G 
This year a quick-removable rim for solid rubber tires has made 
its appearance, and is in use on man] tracks, li is made in the 
rim plant of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, and does 
away with lay-ups on account of nabling the driver to 

make a quick change right on the Bpot. R. J. Firestone, sales 
manager of that company, is authorit] for the statement that 
Firestone solid truck tires were in thi lea tl, equipping 

26 vehicles against 12 of nearest competing ms 



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Tire Cost is Lessened 

THE KEATON VULCANIZING WORKS 
616-618 Van Ness Avenue 

issue a new 
GUARANTEE ON RETREADS 

which should interest all owners. This guarantee is practically 
the same as that governing new tires and is most liberal in its 
terms. It will pay you to investigate this practical form of tire 
insurance. 

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616-618 Van Ness Ave. 

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30 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 28, 1911. 



Since the report lately went abroad that the four factories 
which make up the United States Rubber Company would oper- 
ate uuder one sales management, there has been considerable 
speculation in tire circles as to just what the outcome would be. 
Some expect that in the near future the four different brand- of 
tires will be sold by a single concern. The Morgan & Wright dis- 
tributors, Weinstock-Nichols Co., do not think that such will be 
the case. In speaking of the matter, Robert Weinstock, manager 
of the Weinstock-Nichols Co., said: "We do not believe that there 
is any danger of our losing the Morgan & Wright agency, nor 
do we look for anything but good from the new arrangement. 
As 1 understand it, the only change in the present situation will 
be that the four factories will be represented on this coast by 
a single manager, who will dictate the general policy of all the 
sales agencies and branches. That will mean that the new man 
will have more authority than the Morgan & Wright coast repre- 
sentative has had in the past, which will be a great advantage. 
Many matters which we now have to refer to Detroit will be 
settled out here, and much time will be saved." 

* * * 

The Pioneer Automobile Company's new building will be the 
next notable addition to San EVanciseo's automobile row. This 
three-story structure is now rapidly nearing its last stages of 
construction, and will be ready for occupancy by the Pioneer Au- 
tomobile Company near the middle of next month. The sales- 
manager of one of the Eastern factories visited the new building 
a few days ago and said: "This building will make the hand- 
somest and best arranged automobile garage that I have seen 
west of New York. What impresses me most favorably is the 
large amount of glass used in the arrangements for offices, parti- 
tions, show windows, etc. Surely the Chalmers, Lozier ami Hud- 
son people should be proud of the new home of their San Fran- 
cisco representatives." 

* * * 

The Los Angeles branch of the Howard Automobile Company, 
Coast distributors of Buieks and Oldsmobiles, will occupy their 
new quarters at the corner of Tenth and Olive streets, that 
city, on February 1st. The new home of this rapidly-growing 
organization is located in the very heart of automobile row, and 
their new quarters are very extensive and commodious, their 
building, until now, having housed simultaneously no less than 
six automobile concerns. The Howard Company has made won- 
derful strides, and experienced a most phenomenal development 
in its distribution of Buieks and Oldsmobiles, and the present 
necessity for expansion in the South is an indication of the won- 
derful popularity of the well-known cars they represent. 

* * * 

According to advices received from A. H. Cogswell, of Seattle, 
by the local branch of the Diamond Rubber Company, he owns an 
Autocar weighing 2,600 pounds, on which be uses Diamond Bolt- 
on-Type tire. Three of the tires which came as a part of the car's 
original equipment are still on the machine, the fourth having 
been removed only after it had given about 12,000 miles sen ice. 
This tire, which was removed, had not suffered a single puncture. 
Of the three remaining tires, one lias been iv treaded, and is, ac- 
cording to Mr. Cogswell's statement, still in first-class condition. 
The other two have never been retreaded, and still look good for 
considerable more sen ice. 

* * * 

R.M. Murden, manager of the Haynes Auto Sales Company's 
repair department is automobile row's most recent benedict. Bob 
lias just led to the altar Miss Cleo White, one of San Fran- 
cisco's most popular daughters. Murden came out from the 
Haynes factory, where 1 j ■ - brother is general superintendent, ami 
where he himself held responsible positions successively in the 
testing, repair and parts departments, to take charge of the 
Haynes service department in this territory. He lias been busy 
receiving the congratulations of the local auto trade fralernil 
in which he is widelv known. 



Tips to Automobilists 

The News Letter recommends the following garages, hotels and supply 
houses. Tourists will do well to cut this list out and keep it as a guide: 

SAN MATEO.— Browns Garage, 350 B street. Phone Mateo 67. 
C. J. Brown. Prop. Open day and night. Expert automobile repairing, 
supplies, battery charging, htgh-srade gasoline and oils. 

NORTH OF BELMONT. — Cypress Lodge. First-class mixed drinks. 
Bring your lunch baskets and enjov our little forest. Special attention to 
motor parties. CHAS. P. HOWKE, Prop. 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY. 
SAN JOSE.— Stop at LETCHER'S New Garage for first-class service. 
We cater to the touring public. Attractive parlors for ladies in connec- 
tion. "Mission Front" garage next to corner of First and St. James Sts. 

SAN JOSE.— WALLACE BROS." GARAGE, Market and St. James 
street. 20,000 square feet of floor space. Special accommodations for 
ladies. Repairing, sundries, renting. Fire proof garage. Day and night 
service. Rambler, Oakland and Hupmobile agencies. (See under Stockton.) 

LOS GATOS. — Gem City Garage. Main St.. near Lyndon Hotel. Machine 
and Gas Engine work a specialty. Auto supplies. E. W. Preston, W. H. 
Main, Proprietors. Telephone Main 8&1. 

GILROY. — Central Hotel, A. C. Richardson, Prop. Headquarters for au- 
tomobilists. Bar in connection. Newly furnished throughout. Telephone 
Main 861. 

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY. 
STOCKTON.— WALLACE Bros.' GARAGE. 30 S. Sutter Street. Most 
convenient location. Best of service. Large stock sundries. Rambler, 
Oakland and Hupmobile agencies. Phone Main 287. (See San Jose.) 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY. 
PASADENA. — Don Lee, Cadillac Garage, 17,000 square feet of floor 
space, centrally located, 151 E. Union St., absolutely fireproof. Steel 
lockers for lap-robes and tools, etc. Service at all hours, day or night. 
Write for descriptive booklet L. G. PATEE, Manager. 



EXCLUSIVE ELECTRIC GARAGING 

The Only Fire Proof Electric Garage in San Francisco 
1625 Pacific Avenue Phone Franklin 1510 

BRANCH OF 

GUARANTEE BATTERY CO. 

630 VAN NESS AVENUE Phone Franklin 2772 



Vulcanizing 



PEART & ELKINGTON 



Phona M.rk.t 6170. 



42 Van New Avtnu*. 



an Franclaco. Cal. 



MONOGRAM 

"The Oil of Quality" 

for your 
Automobile 


f /^l • || • Auto Tops, Upholstering, Seat Covers, Etc. 
1 ,PO ItIIIIP* Automobile Painting, Varnishing, Black- 
•"-«v/vr >J *" i O smithing, Woodworking and Body Making 

REPAIRING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES 

FIRST CLASS WORK REASONABLE RATES 

Fireproof Building: 331-3 GROVE STREET near Franklin St. San Francisco 

Phones: Park 1323 Home S 2328 



AUTOMOBILES AND TOURISTS' BAGGAGE 

INSURED AGAINST 

Fire, Theft, and Transportation 

While anywhere in United States, Canada, and Europe 

AETNA INSURANCE CO. OF HARTFORD 

PACIFIC BRANCH— 514 California Street, San Francisco 



Champion Wind Shield Manufacturing Company 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 

GLASS FRONTS FOR AUTOMOBILES 

STRENGTH SIMPLICITY 

Absolutely Guaranteed 



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.1 LNUAB-i 88, I'.Ml. 



and California Advertiser 



31 




Pbemiee Katsura's 
Announcement. 



Premier Katsura announces thai 
Japan ie just now busilj en 
in negotiating commeri ia] and semi- 
political treaties with the leading 
nations of the world, and that upon their conclusion Japan hopes 
her standing in the family of the powers will be vastly improved 
— especially in that she will enjoy the same mark of national dis- 
tinction that is accorded to nations of that class, which, he evi- 
dently means, includes all the rights and privileges for Japan- 
ese in foreign lands that are now enjoyed by what are called 
the "subjects of the most highly favored nations." Such nego- 
tiations are pending at this time in Washington, London, Paris 
and Berlin. A Russo-Japanese treaty has already been agreed 
upon and ratified by the rulers of the two nations directly in in- 
terest. The treaty by implication, at least, provides for an 
offensive and defensive alliance, in so far as happenings in the 
Par East could or might involve the claimed rights of either 
nation in that region of the world. 



The Alsace-Lorraine question has 
Alsace. -LoRRAreio taken on new and decidedly more 

Demand Independence, dangerous colors. The German Gov- 
ernment was not willing to make 
Slates of the empire of Alsare and Lorraine, but the German 
Bundesrath agreed to grant a constitution and home rule, but as 
proyinces instead of the right of statehood in the empire; but the 
Socialists, Radicals and the so-called French party reply to 
the Bundesrath's proposition by not only rejecting it with con- 
tempt, but demand for Alsace and Lorraine a full and complete 
Republican form of Government and a national existence inde- 
pendent of German authority and German rule, ft is not be- 
lieved that the Berlin Government will pay any attention to 
further protests or demands of the former French Stale, hut 
should they commil an overt act, the provinces will immediately 
be put under martial law. 



The reactionists in Turkey are not 
Op General [nteuest. waiting Eor something to turn up. 

They are already turning up things. 

They have assumed for the Governmenl the righl to control the 
two greal caravan or commercial routes from Tripoli across the 
Eastern Sahara region, thus notifying Frame thai if she wants to 
remain in control she will end large reinforcements to 

the column im\\ on the routes. Unless reinforcements are hur- 
ried forward there may no! be much of a French army left, 
for already the force has been worsted by the natives, who now 
are again, as they believe, under Ottoman jurisdiction. 

The Turkish Reactionists are leaving nol an on- 

improved l" realize ready cash. They an an effort to 

gel their hands on $4,500,000, which former - Vbdul 

3am id had on deposit in a Berlin ''auk to his personal accounl 

when he was dispo 

Just to show its desire G rmar Tnmenthas 

persuaded the Krupp Gun factory to double its capai 

The Chinese Assembly adjourns for good and all after paving 
the way for a Notional Pari amenl in the near future. 

A decree ol the Czar denies freedom of the press to the Pin- 
landers. The gave the an! much back talk. 

The new Italiai form law extends the franchise 

to all Italian men oyer twenty who can read and write, and im- 
poaes a fine of *"< for failun tl every election. 

Portugal seems to have escaped the usual critical point, and 
upon a substantia] basis politically and financially. 

The chances ire that the United States will issumc 

the office of protectorate over Honduras. Thai 
only way to prevent foreign in f erference and complications 
ing out of the p if the Mnnroe Do< trine 




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Cigarettes 



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LONDON 



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One of the finest red wines in the world. 
Served at first-class hotels, cafes, clubs, etc. 



St. Francis Hotel Wine Store Geary Street 

L. D. McLean Co., 1154 Sutter Street 

McCaw Bros. 401 Devisadero Street 

L. M. Walter Devisadero & California Streets 

Julius Berensen 762 Devisadero Street 

J. Witt 1926 Broderick Street 

f Polk and Clay Streets 

West, Elliott & Gordon I 500 Hayes Street 

( Sacramento and Market Sts. 

Produced by E. H. RIXFORD, Kohl Building. 




Help Your 
Eyes 




Use MAYERLE'S GERMAN EYEWATER, the greatest Eye Tonic in the World, 
for Children or Adults, it reliable Druggists, 50 Cents. By mail from any druggist 
65 Cents. 

When your Eyeglasses or Spectacles Blur or Tire the Eyes Wipe Them 
With Mayerle's Antiseptic Eye-Glass Cleaner. This Is a chemical cloth for 
polishing Lenses. Opera, Field and Marine Glasses or Fine Jewelry. Regu- 
lar size 6x7 inches. It removes all stains and blemishes Immediately without 
scratching. 3 for 25 Cents. 

GEORGE MAYERLE. GERMAN OPTICAL INSTITUTE. 960 Market Street 

(Established Eighteen Years) SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 

ALWAYS LOOK FOR THE NAME MAYERLE 



Brushes 



Back to our old location, 623 Sacramento Street between 
Kearny and Montgomery streets. 



Pictures of all kinds made and framed to order by Fowier. the ar- 
tist photographer. S126 Sixteenth street, near Valencia. Finest child- 
ren's and professional work In the city. Photographs any time, any 
•lis, any price, any place 



With full line of Brushes, Brooms and Feather Dusters, on hand and made 
to order. Janitor supplies of all kinds. Ladders. Buckets, Chamois, 
Metal Polish, and Cleaning Powders. Hardware, Wood and Willow Ware 
Call, write or telephone Kearny 5787. 

WM. BUCHANAN. 

-A FAIR FACE MAY PROVE A FOUL BAR- 
CAIN." MARRY A PLAIN GIRL IF SHE USES 

SAPOLIO 



32 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 28, 1911. 



Fire Marine Automobile 

Fireman's Fund Insurance Company 



Capital, $1,500,000 



Assets, J7,000,000 



California and Sansome Streets, 
San Francisco, California. 



The Western States Life Insurance Co. 



SAN FRANCISCO 



Capital 



$1,000,000 



Has been granted license for the sale 01 Insurance In California and 
Washington. Other Western States will be Immediately opened. 

Issuing the most attractive line of policies ever offered. 

Now Is the time to negotiate very desirable District and State Agency 
Contracts. 

Men who want to move to the great and prosperous West, and line up 
with a Live Enterprise, surrounded by boundless resources and possi- 
bilities, should write to 

PRATT & GRIGSBY, General Agents, San Francisco. (All territory 
west of the Mississippi River.) 

FRANK A. WERNER, Los Angeles. General Agent Southern California 
and Arizona. 520-23 Security Building, Los Angeles, Cal. 

W. M. ELLIOTT, General Agent State of Washington and Alaska, 605 
Colman Building. Seattle. Washington. 

L. S. ADAMS. General Agent State of Utah, 527-28 Newhouse Building. 
Salt Lake City, Utah. 



Cash Capital, $400,000. 



Cash Assets, $970,146. 



Pacific Coast Casualty Company 

OF CALIFORNIA. 

Employers' Liability, General Liability, Teams, Elevator, Workmen's 
Collective, Vessels, Automobile, Burglary. Plate Glass, Personal Accident 
Insurance, Fidelity and Surety Bonds. 

Officers — Edmund F. Green, President; John C. Coleman, Vice-Presi- 
dent; F. A. Zane, Secretary; Ant Borel & Co., Treasurer; F. P. Deerlng, 
Counsel. 

Directors— A Borel. H. E. Bothln, Edward L, Brayton, John C. Cole- 
man, W. E. Dean, F. P. Deerlng, E. F. Green, James K. Moffltt, J. W. 
Phillips, Henry Rosenfeld, Adolph A. Son. 

Head Office — Merchants' Exchange Building, San Francisco. Marshal 
A. Frank Company, General Agents for California, 416 Montgomery St., 
San Francisco. 



The Connecticut Fire Insurance Company 

Of Hartford. Established 1850. 

Capital $1,000,000 

Surplus to Policyholders 3.050,063 

Total Assets 7,478.440 

ALASKA COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 
Benjamin J. Smith, Manager. 

British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co. Ltd. 

OF LIVERPOOL. 

Capital »6,700.00» 

BALFOUR, GUTHRIE 4 CO., Agents. 
350 California Street. San Francisco 

The Weft Coaft Life Insurance Co. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 



A strong, well managed Institution; organized under the rigid insurance 
laws of California. Its policy forms are clear and explicit and define and 
guard the interests of policy-holders as do those of no other company. 
Ask any agent, or write the company for sample of policy forms. 



Roy C. Ward 



James K. Polk 



Jas. W. Dean 



Geo. E. Billings 



Geo. E. Billings Company 



ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE EFFECTED 
»12 California 8t., San Francisco, Cal Phono Douglas 2241 




IN9VMCE 




Senate Bill No. 6, providing an insurance code for the Stair 
of Washington, was introduced in the Washington Legislature on 
January 10th, and passed to print. Among its provisions is the 
appointment of an insurance commissioner by the Governor, in- 
stead of by election. Mutual fire insurance companies are placed 
largely under the control of the commissioner. A two hundred 
thousand dollar deposit with the State of Washington is re- 
quired of alien insurance companies. Rebates and overhead un- 
derwriting is prohibited. The publication "f unauthorized state- 
ments is prohibited, and advertisements must show actual paid- 
up capita! and surplus. A strict retaliatory law ie provided for. 
Lloyds, under proper restrictions, arc authorized. The new law 
prohibits rebating, penalizes the making of false proofs of loss, 
compels the filing of rating schedules, authorizes rating bureaus 
that shall not act upon or stamp daily reports, provides a pen- 
alty for placing insurance in insolvenl companies, and places 
the expense of company examinations upon the State. The law 
makes the stockholder of an Insurance company individually 
liable to his pro rata of loss above the amount of his stock sub- 
scription, and fixes the investment of all company assets. All 
provisions affecting other companies apply with equal force to 
nent companies. There is no valued policy clause, but the 
over-insurance of property is unlawful. The bill also fixes the 
provisions of a standard form of fire policy. Companies axe 
limited to an amount equivalent of one-tenth of their assets that 
they will be permitted to write in any block in the congested dis- 
trict of a city. A novel feature is that fixing severe penalties 
for companies precipitating or conducting a rate war. It is also 
made unlawful for agents to hypothecate notes received for pre- 
miums, prior fco delivery of policy. 

* *' * 

W. Bennetl Gough, icreta j and manager of the Arizona 
In. Insurance Company of Phoenix. Arizona, has been in San 
Francisco for some days, and will remain until arrangements can 
be made for the satisfactory handling of his company. Applica- 
tion has been made for a California license. There have beer 
numerous applications for ihi agency of the Arizona, but Mr. 
Gough, who appears to be a man thoroughly competent to per- 
form the duties of his office, will acquaint himself with the dif- 
ferent featun oJ e local situation before making any appoint- 
ments. It is his present intention to handle this territory 
through local agencies reporting to the home office. The Ari- 
zona has a gash capita' of $200,000 and a net surplus of about 
$85,000. This surplus will be im reased as notes given for rtoi 

-iiilo parties a e paid. The above figures have been 

verified by an examination made by the insurance department 
of Arizona, and are. therefore, authentic. 

* * * 

H. Met). Spencer, at one time a prominent insurance manager 
of San Francisco, will hereafter engage in the business of fire 
insurance adjusting. 

* * * 

Important changes in the organization of The Prudential 

were effected on Monday, January 9th, at the annual meetings. 
respectively, of the Board of Directors and of the stockholders. 
Mr. Forrest F. Dryden, for Hie past fivi -.ear'- second vice- 
president, was elected to the office of vice-president, and Hon. 
William J. Magie, of Nov. Jersey, was chosen as a member of 
the Board of Director?, to fill the vacancies caused by the death 
of the late Dr. Leslie I). Ward. They are in line with The Pru- 
dential's traditional policy of pre-eminent fitness in the selection 
of its officers and significant!) in keeping with the recently an- 
nounced "Progressive Proficiency" plans for the future. The 
office of second vice-president remain- unfilled for the piv- 

* * * 

The last examination of the Continental Insurance Company 
of New York shows a surplus to the company, above its capital 
stock ($3,000,000), special reserve and guarantee surplus funds, 
in the sum of $12,597,948.53. The company has jnst issued a 
report of this examination, which shows its condition down to 
the minutest particular. Tt is in every way complimentary to 
the men who have builded so strongly and well. 



Jam- m;\ 38, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



33 



President L H. Clay, of the Vulcan Fire, now in 
organization in Oakland, Cal., writes that rapid is be- 
ing made, and that i I « months Cali a ril 

company with $500,000 capital and $500,000 surplus, all paid 
up." Four hundred and eighty-nine diffe 
i ied to the capital stock, bul the amount subscribed to is not 
tated 

* * * 

The agreement entered into six months ago between the 
Pacific Board and the Portland, Oregon, agents, that a fifteen 
and twenty-five rate of commission, in place of a rate of twenty 
per cent flat, would be accepted without opposition, providing 
the order of the Board was not enforced until this January, 
has been repudiated by the agents, and a committee is on its 
way to San Francisco laden with all sorts of threats. This com- 
mittee represents some sixty Portland agents, who have a 
that the new schedule will not he accepted, and that they will not 
represent any company leaving an agency for this cause. The 
committee will probably lay their ultimatum before the executive 
committee of the Board on Thursday. The commission offered 
and declined is the largest paid on the Coast. 

* * * 

The State Insurance Commissioner of California believes he 
has discovered a number of legislative improvements that will 
add to the efficiency of his department, and in furtherance of 
this design, will have several bills affecting insurance interests 
introduced in the present Legislature. Among the reforms con- 
templated by him is an amendment of the section referring 
to the examining of insurance companies ; another provides a 
maximum expense of fifteen per cent, in promoting new com- 
panies, whether organized directly by its promoters or through a 
holding company. He will also ask for the repeal of the law per- 
taining to life, health, accident, annuity and endowment insur- 
ance on the assessment plan, will Eathei a bill relating to the regu- 
lation of surplus life insurance, and in addition to these be will 
have introduced into the Legislature the standard bill for the 
regulation and control of fraternal benefit societies, which was 
adopted in identical form last September by the national con- 
vention of insurance commissioners. 

* * * 

George S. Kimball, who sued the Continental Life Insurance 
and Investment Insurance Company, of Salt Lake, for seventy 
thousand dollars for breach of contract, has been awarded thirty- 
five thousand dollars damages by a jury in the United States 
Circuit Court. The plair.tifl based his action on the Fact that in 
L906 tli« company illegally broke ract. 

The directors of the Pacific Coast Casualty Company, at their 
last annual meeting, elected Edmund F. Green, president; John 
C. Coleman, vice-president: Anton Borel & Co., treasurer; 
Franklin A. Zane, secretary; frank P. Deering, counsel; and 
[rving C. Morgan and Francis R. Shoemaker, assistan 
taries. During the past year the assets of this company have 
increased from $970,000 to $1,115,000 Offici i iblished 

last year in New York. Philadelphia and St. 1. 



Organized 1858. 



The Home Insurance Company, New York 



Cash Capital, J3. 000,000 



UNLIi E SOME PHYSICIANS. 

An intern is related of b San Francisco woman and 

her physician. 1 

fully upon this woman, who was quite wealthy. When 
lor his bill, the physician presented one for fifty dollars. The 
good lady smiled. 

"Do ler that a sufficient chargi 

"That is my charge for the operation, your cireumsl 
with it." 

The lady d>v» a I he \ for five hundred dollars, and pn 

it to him. He banded ii back, saying : "I -■ M 

charge for thai operation is fifty dollars." 

"Very well." the lady replied. "Keep the cheek and put the 
balance bo my credit." 

ie months after she rece : itemized bill, upon 

which were entered chi irious kinds, ren- 

i .if humanity, male and female, black and white, 
who had been treated at h< 
that ah 

imo way. 



Insurance on personal effects of tourists and temporary sojourners 

anywhere in United Insurance apalnst loss 

by Are. Automobile Insurance. Indemnity for loss of rental Income by 
Are. 

11. L. UOFF, General Agent. J. J 9HBAHAN, Ass't General Agent. 

324 Sansome Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

BANKING 

Wells Fargo Nevada National Bank 

OF SAN FRANCISCO 
No. 4 MONTGOMERY STREET 



Capital) Surplus and Undivided Profits $11,067,649.97 

Cash und Sight Exchange i 123,591 i 

Total Resources 13, 905, 859. 87 



Isaias W. Hellman President 

I. W. Hellman, Jr.. .Vice-President W. McGavin Assistant Cashier 

P. L. Lipman Vine- President E. L. Jacobs Assistant Cashier 

James K. Wilson. . .Vice-President V. H. Rossettl. . .Assistant Cashier 

Frank B. King Cashier C. L. Davis Assistant Cashier 

DIRECTORS 
Isaias W. Hellman I. W. Hellman, Jr. James L. Flood 

C. de Guigne, William Sproule Henry Rosenfeld 

Leon Sloss Wm. Haas J. Henry Meyer 

Percy T. Morgan Wm. F. Herrin Charles J. Deering 

F. W. Van Sicklen John C. Kirkpatrick James K. Wilson 

Hartland Law F. L. Lipman 

Customers of this hank are offered every facility consistent with pru- 
dent banking. New accounts are invited. 

THE CANADIAN BANK 
OF COMMERCE 

ESTABLISHED 1867 

Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000 
Reserve Fund, 7,000,000 



HEAD OFFICE. TORONTO 

SIR EDMUND WALKER C. V. O.. LL. D.. D. C. L. 
President 



ALEXANDER LAIRD 



General Manager 



TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES 

The new Travellers' Cheques recently issued by this Bank are a most 
convenient way in which to carry money when traveling. They are is- 
sued in denominations of 

$10. $20, $50, $100, and $200 

and the exact amount payable in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, 
Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Sweden and 
Switzerland la stated on the face of each cheque, while in other coun- 
tries they are payable at current rates. 

The cheques and all Information regarding them may be obtained at 
every office of the Bank. BRUCE HEATHCOTE, Manager. 

450 California Street corner Leidesdorff 

The German Savings and Loan Society 

Savings THE GERMAN BANK Commercial. 

(Member of the Associated Savings Banks of San Francisco.) 

526 California St., San Francisco, Cal. 

Guaranteed Capital $1,200,000.00 

Capital actually paid up in cash 1.000,000.00 

Reserve and Contingent Funds 1,580,518.99 

Employees' Pension Fund 109,031.35 

Deposits December 31st, 1910 42,030,680.06 

Total Assets 44,775,559.56 

Remittances may be made by Draft, Post Office, or Wells Fargo & Co.'a 
Money Orders, or coin by express. 

Office Hours: 10 o'clock a. m. to 3 o'clock p. m., except Saturdays to 
V2 o'clock m. and Saturday evenings from 6:30 o'clock p. m. to 8 o'clock 
p. m. for receipt of deposits only. 

OFFICERS— President, N. Ohlandt; First Vice-President, Daniel Meyer; 
Second Vice-President and Manager. George Tourny; Third Vice-Presi- 
dent, J. W. Van Bergen; Cashier, A. H. R. Schmidt; Assistant Cashier, 
William Herrmann; Secretary, A. H. Muller; Assistant Secretaries. G. 
J. O. Folte and Wm. D. Newhouse; Goodfellow. Eells & Orrick, General 
Attorneys. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS' — N. Ohlandt, Daniel Meyer. George Tourny, 
J. W. Van Bergen. Ign. Steinhardt, I. N. Walter, F. Tillmann, Jr., E. T. 
Kruse and W. S. Goodfellow. 

MISSION BRANCH— 2572 Mission St. between 21st and 22d streets 
For receipt and payment of deposits only. C. W. Heyer. Manager. 

RICHMOND DISTRICT BRANCH, 432 Clement street, between 5th and 
6th avenues. For receipt and payment of deposits only. W. C. Heyer. 
Manager. 

Anglo & London Paris National Bank 

N. W. COR. OF SUTTER AND SANSOME STS. 

Paid Up Capital $4,000,000.00 

Reserve and Undivided Profits 1.700.000.00 

Deposits 23.600.000.00 

Cash and Sight Exchange 10.300.000.00 

SIg. Greenebaum President 

H. Flelshhacker. Vlce-Pres. & Mgr. A. Hochsteln Asst Cashier. 

Jos. Frledlander Vice-President C. R. Parker Asst. Cashier 

C F. Hunt Vice-President Wm. H. High Asst. Cashier 

R Altschul Cashier H. Choynski Asst Cashier 

A. L. Lanserman. Secretary. G. R. Burdlck Asst. Cashier 

Issues Travellers' Letters of Credit, available In all parts of the world: 
buys and sells Foreign Exchange, and Issues drafts and cable transfers. 

Accounts of Banks, Bankers, Corporations. Firms and Individuals 
Invited. 8AFE DEPOSIT VAULTS. 



34 



San Francisco News Letter 



.1 WIJARY 28, 1911. 




SONG. 

Where are the fields of Arcady, 

Of sweet desire and gentle thought. 

Where love is like the burning rose 
And roses wither not? 

Where is the land of Romany, 

Where life is one itinerant dam.' 
To-day a song upon the road. 

To-morrow but a chance? 

And where is gay Bohemia, 

Where heart to heart is fondly bound ? 
Contentment is the wine thay drink, 

And every cup is crowned? 

Aready? 'Tis a simple heart. 

Romany? But a spirit free. 
Bohemia ? ' The clasp of hands — 

And you yourself the three ! 

—William F. McCormack in The Century. 



"'TWAS LIKE ANOTHER SUNSET." 

'Twas like another sunset when the moon 
Sank from the sky and the near stars grew bright; 
As when is played some dear and lingering tune, 
Softly the theme repeats. Sunset and set of moon 

Were one sweet tune, 

And lovely was the night. 

night of wonder, of mysterious sleep ! 
What meanest thou? what this pause most strange, 
This hush 'twixt sun and sun — which mortals keep 
For silence and rest, forgetfulness and sleep ? 

In what vast deep 

Where doth the live soul range? 

And if Erom loss and dull ami seeming death. 
As ship to shore, we to ourselves return, 
Shall not the invisible soul, a quenchless breath, 
To itself return after that pause of death — 

A subtler breath 

That doth forever burn? 

— Richard Watson Gilder in The Century. 



THE CHASE. 

my destiny 



Is it to be 

Seeking the task too great for me? 
Finding the prizes I would seek 
Ever beyond, on some far peak, 
Out of my reach, ne"er to be won, 
E'en when at last my course is run? 

Then be it so ! 'Tis not for me 
Looking for flaws in destiny ! 
Still will I seek those prizes vast, 
Ever beyond, unwon at last ! 
What care I for the bitter pace? 
Mine is the solace of the chase! 

Joy of hope that illumes despair, 
Joy of conquering woe and can ; 
Scent of battle, the upward flight, 
On, ever onward toward the height — 
These are all mine, let destiny 
Hold what she may in store for me! 

— John Kendrkk Bangs. 



BROWN'S 
Bronchial Troches 

for over half a century have been recognized 
throughout the world as the most convenient 
and effectual remedy for cougrhs, hoarseness and 
all throat affections. Free from opiates— Over 
fifty years in use. 

Price, 25c, 50c and $1.00. Sample free 
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Yosemite Valley 




OPEN ALL YEAR 

Visitors may view it 
WINTER OR SUMMER 

The Valley has Its Winter beauties 
as well as Its Summer charms 



Only a few hours ride from I_os Angelee or San Francisco 
Daily train service to El Portal at the Park line, 
thence three hours by stage coach 

Ask for Yosemite Winter Outing Folder 

See Southern Pacific or Santa Fe, or address 
YOSEMITE VALLEY RAILROAD CO., MERCED, CAL. 



Your stationery should bear the stamp of QUALITY 
Let us guide you in your selections 

Zellerbach Paper Company 

Importers of and Dealers in 
THE HIGHEST CLASS PAPER FOR OFFICE STATIONERY 
Battery and Jackson Sts. San Francisco, Cal 



Dr. Byron W. Haines 

DENTIST 
Permanently Located 

Suite 507 

323 Geary St. at Powell Opposite St. Francis 

Phone Douglas 2608 



DR. EDWARD F. GLASER 

EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT. 

Office Hours, 1 to 4 p. m. Galen Bldg., 391 Sutter Street 

and by appointment. San Francisco 

Phone Douglas 4138. 



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NOTARY PUBLIC. 
Martin Aronsohn, Notary Public. All legal papers drawn up accurately, 
107 Montgomery street, near Sutter, San Francisco. 'Phone Douglas 601. 

INVALID CHAIRS. 
Sold, rented, exchanged; manufacturers of Fames tricycle chair. 1714 
Market street, near Octavla. Telephone Fell 9911. 

DENTISTS. 

W. A. Bryant, M. D., D. D. S., Surgery of the Head and Neck. Consul- 
tation hours: 10 a. m. to 1 p. m.: 6 to S p. m. 2941 Washington street. 
Telephone West 1039. 

Dr. G. F. Nevlus, Dentist. Formerly 814 Eddy street, now at room 403 
Westbank Building, corner Elli3 and Market. 

ATTORN EYS-AT-LAW. 
Samuel L. Shortrldge, Attorney-at-Law, Chronicle Building, San Fran- 
cisco.- Tel. Douglas 2176. 

CHIROPODISTS. 
Drs. R. T. Leaner and H. J. Rlegelhaupt, Surgeon Chiropodists, formerly 
of 6 Geary street, remove corns entirely whole; painless, without knife. 
Bunions and in-growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment. 
205-206 Westbank Building, 830 Market street, San Francisco. 



Janiaky 88, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 






A TBrfflnaspkirattedl M@w Y@irlk®[r 



He was a horny-handed laboring man, but he had saved a 
peteney, and way back in New Yoi m a manufacturing 

town, he was recognized as a very tine mechanic and electrician. 
He was forty-five years old, and his comely little wife was just 
turned forty. One day they sat in their little parlor out on 
Furnace, near Mill street, in Rochester, New York. The hus- 
band turned to his wife. "Sweetheart, it seems a long way off,, 
but you know we have always said we would like to go to Cali- 
fornia. Let us go." 

"It's too far to go for a trip, and by far too expensive.'' 
"I don't mean for a trip. I mean for good. Let's take the kiddies 
and go. I'll get a withdrawal card from the union, and we'll pack 
up and get out of this dreadful climate, where all one earns goes 
out in fuel and doctors' bills. The kiddies will be better for it. 
and so will we." 

This isn't to be a long story, but it is a true one, and the upshot 
of the conversation was that McGranahan, the wife and his two 
children, arrived in San Francisco in due time. McGranahan 
and his wife arrived just before the rains. The weather was such 
as is seldom if ever given a country, and was more than usually 
caressing and beautiful. 

Out in the Western Addition they found a little cottage, and 
while the rent was too high, so the couple thought, they found 
they could by economizing, not touch their principal. Mrs. Mc- 
Granahan is the thrifty one in the family, and for her the fly in 
the ointment came when she was face to face with the cost of 
living. It was at least twenty-five per cent higher than in 
Rochester. 

Milk was higher, meat was higher, garden truck was much 
higher, and in all tilings in the shopping line there was a few 
cents raise here and a few cents raise there. 

Mrs. McGranahan was beginning to think that climate was not 
everything. The little old shack way hack in York Stale was 
beginning to be regretted by her, but not so by McGranahan. Tie 
was enjoying the balmy air. and he was not looking for a job. 
To him the park was an everlasting delight, and to the children 
it was heaven. After about six weeks of laziness. Mrs. Mc- 
Granahan began to feel that John ought to be working. Their 
principal was being encroached on. 

One dav John went down to the hank and took out two hundred 
dollars and bought some oil stock. It was called Sunset National. 
John was enthusiastic over it, and he explained to his wife thai 
this particular stork' was some put on the market by the labor 
unions: the company was known privately as the labor union oil 
company, and no prying and thieving capitalist could get in 
and rob the poor laborer of his savings. Every one who invested 
with Mr. Tveitmoe or Sir. Gallaghei 01 Mr. McCarthy, the labor 
Mayor, would eventually wake Up a millionaire. 

And so they dreamed, bui Mrs. McGranahan was no dreamer 
for long, ami one morning aftei the rains came she said to John 
it was high time he found a job, John, always a good fellow, 
agreed. He said he had presented his card the day before. 

The union here wis number six. and all the fellows were good 

Eellows. Tlir\ had I n treated by him and had lunched with 

him. and while they didn't spend much, he supposed it was the 
custom for the strange- to do the spending, 

Something was tie' matter with John. He lost his appetite. 
He didn't confide in hi tnd the children had 

the park alone. He was blue. T 1 in't come. He knew 

something and his s ! fe didn't. 

Finally, Mrs. Grana I it out of him. 

Poor John, poor wife and poor kiddies. 

.i"i] n ; 

Tie was up gga i i charter." 

He in. in good standing, hut his card w pted. 

He didn't want to go to work as a "scab," and he couldn't 

oi k a- a onion m in. The i losed charter forbade anything of the 
kind. Tlis card from the International didn't help him. 

His He had always, for fifteen 

years, he ha' 1 . ood union man. always in good standing. 

John understood. Tt came to him. too, that his little pile 
was going. The men be had treated "jollied hiin along." and 
took his money in loans and John b I ink. 

Finally, t' me out of the hank. 

That day John heard of a job at the California bakerv as i 
dri was his. but he must 



apply for a card iron i. 

be did, and he found that he had to put up fifty do] 
initiation ft idn't have 

y and the walking delegate of the •'brotherhood'' take it 
out ot I aded his condition and his two 

1 the one coming, that other mouth there was to feed, 
h «as against the rules, I try and the walk- 

ing delegate who seemed to 1 to do but raise trouble 

and smoke good cigars, told him they could do nothing, and when 
he continued to beg he' was ordered out and told that there were 
many others waiting for his chance. When he got back to the 

bakery, he I'mm-I i Uier man on the seat of his wagon. The 

secretary had sent him up for McGranahan V plaee while Mc- 
Granahan was urging his rights and asking for a chance to live. 
The closed charter was no worse than the lack of money. Mc- 
Granahan thought both worse than hell ! 

He told his story to the man who delivered the milk, and there 
learned he might get a job driving a milk wagon. 

John took the job. In three days, around came the walking 
delegate. He was told to report at the union headquarters. This 
he did with a heavy heart. In this case it was fifty dollars, too, 
for initiation, and the secretary and the walking delegates also 
smoked good cigars and s-poke of taxi-cab rides to the beach and 
told dirty stories and laughed, and every time they laughed, Mc- 
Granahan grew bitter and more bitter. He sat with hands ner- 
vously clenched and a scald of tears in his eyes. 

At home, Mrs. McGranahan was being tended by the neighbors 
and a kind doctor, who seemed to understand everything and 
never mentioned monev. At three that afternoon, McGranahan's 
third boy was born, and at the identical hour he was beseeching 
the officers of the milk drivers' union to take the money for the 
initiation fee out of his salary. He was unsuccessful in his plea. 
At ten minutes after three he heard that the Sunset National 
Oil Company had "gone fluey," as his informant said. The men 
who governed the great trust which was keeping him out of work, 
which was making his wife and children suffer, which was pre- 
venting the very living of him, had practically stolen all his 
money. He had hoped to sell this stock and thereby gain a 
breathing spell, a little ease for the wife during her recovery. 

Some men w-ouhl have committed suicide. Not so with John. 
He is a sensible, keen, capable man. 

"What is it that does this to me and a thousand others? Un- 
ionism? No, not that. Unionism, I know, is a good thing in 
some respects. It is arrogance of power. Unionism as under- 
stood and practiced in San Francisco is a trust crushing the very 
life out'of its enemies and tyrannizing over its friends. It is 
unthinking, cruel and crude. What lias come over the people of 
San Francisco? I will break away from such a tyranny." 

Possibly the reader wonders what became of McGranahan and 
his family. Troubles they have had. but McGranahan is slowly 
recovering. He has found sympathy and help. 

The sympathy he found among others who were barred out 
by the closed charter, fine of his closest friends is a musician 
who was prescribed, although holding a card from the Interna- 
tional. Ee could not follow Ids avoeation without paying one 
hundred id the charter was closed, anyhow. 

He found help from a big-hearted contractor who put him to 
work for five or six weeks on an open shop job. 

Then lie moved his family and his little ones to Palo Alto, in 
open-shop, "free American territory," as he calls it. 

McGranahan has a little cottage all overgrown with roses, and 
the onlv time 'Mrs. John fears is when some one mentions union 
to John, for the veins in his neck swell up and his eyes look like 
he reptile is about to strike. It isn't a matter of 
argument with John. Tt is a matter of practice, and woe to the 
unionite who ever finds himself within striking distance of that 
under the heavy blows of that brawny arm. 



er lord and master entered 

the ho just had a letter from mother, and she is coming 

to visit us. Tt is a prettv expensive trip for little Muddy, and 

I wondered if we couldn't help her out a little." "Of course we 

said John, giving his wife a generous ki^s. ••Just you 

and tell her that I'll be only too glad to pay for her rail- 

icket back horn- —Har- 

ily. 



Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
• ; also at Fairmont Hotel. 



3G 



San Francisco News Letter 



Jam vin 28, 1!M1. 




"Binks used to be daft on the subject of buried treasure. 

What's he up to now?" "He's got up an expedition to Asia 
Minor to try to find the place where Methusi Leh stored his birth- 
day presents." — Toledo Blade. 

"You don't seem to know your way." ventured the officer 

to the civilian, whom he had seen three times in half an hour. 
"Oh, yes." replied the other. "I'm imitating a cab driving a 
stranger to his destination.'' — Buffalo Express. 

Old Friend — Well. I'm pleasi d to have met your charming 

wife. Fred. Vou must be very jealous of her. Fred (confiden- 
tially ) — Well. I take care never to introduce her to any man that 
a sane woman could take a fancy to. — S'tray Stories. 

"Old Fusserhv was greath disappointed in his son"- col- 
lege career." "Didn't the boy do well:-" "I should say not! 
Fusserby hoped his son would he a star football player, but the 
best he could do was to sing tenor in the college glee club.' 5 — 
Birmingham Age-Herald. 

Mrs. Xoowed — The eggs were not fresh. Farmer — 1 had 

to buy 'em for you. The hens ain't layin'. Mrs. Noowed — The 
milk is thin. Farmer — My best cows hain't been doin' well this 
season, and I had to buy that. too. Mrs. Noowed (scornfully) — 
And your butter is something awful. I suppose there's some- 
thing the matter with your goat ! — Harper's. 

He was very bashful and she tried to make it easy for him. 

They were out driving and she had been silent for a time. "What 
is the matter?" he asked. "Oh. I feel so blue." she said. "Nobody 
loves me and my hands are cold." "You should not say that."' 
was his word of consolation, "for God loves you. and your mother 
loves you, and you can sit on your hands." — Stu< ess. 

Soon after the removal of a certain Indiana minister to 

California the father took Elizabeth, aged 5, out for a walk. 
Looking at the mountains around the city, he remarked: "Just 
think. Elizabeth, God made all these beautiful mountains. Isn't 
it wonderful?" Elizabeth, not being in a spiritual mood, replied : 
"H'm, I could, too, if I had the dirt." — Delineator. 

Bolivar was very unhappy. One of his cherished schemes 

had fallen through, and the man he had counted on to pay his 
dividends had got away. "Oh, well, never mind. Holly." said 
Bunker. "What if Slithers did get away from you? There's 
just as big fish in the sea." "That's true enough." groaned Boli- 
var, "but they ain't all suckers." — Harper's. 

"I think you will like our Reorgie," said the fond mother 

to the new minister. "He's so polite and so unusually choice in 
his ttse of language. Come here. Georgie, dear, and speak to Mr. 
Pinkley. He's our new minister, you know." "Shake hand-, m] 
little man,'" said the pastor, encouragingly. "You appear to me 
like a very good kind of boy. Am 1 right ?" "Yon bel your fuzzy 
fedor you're right!" cried Georgie. "Say, old top, gimme a 
nickel." — Cleveland Plain Dealer. 

"There was a man here to-day," says the helpful wife to 

the brutal husband, "and he jus! made me angry with his insinu- 
ating remarks about our furniture and things. He claimed that 
he knew you and that he had asked you about how our hone i- 
furniished. and he actually insisted that you said we didn't have 
over $200 worth of things in the whole house. Why. I just told 
him that. Ave have a rug which is worth that much alone, and 
that our piano cost $1,000 last month, and showed him all our 
cut glass and jewelry and picture- and things, and com inced him 

that we have $5,000 or $6,000 worth. He said " "What's 

all this?" "He said his name was Juggins and that he had been 
talking with you and — " "Great Scott! That was the tax in- 
vestigator !" — Chicago Evening Post. 



The Citizens' Alliance of San Francisco is located at Xos. 

626-628-630 Merchants' Exchange, where all business is trans- 
acted. The Free Labor Bureau of the Alliance in Oakland is at 
No. 700 Broadway. All classes of male help. No charge to em- 
ployer or employee. 



A SKIN OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER 

DR. T. FELIX GOURAUD'S 

ORIENTAL CREAM 

OR MAGICAL BEAUTIflER 

Remove* Tan, Pimples, Freckles. Molh-P«tcfie». 
Run and Skin Diseases, and every blemish on 
beauty, and defies detection. Ii has stood the test 
of 60 years; no other has. and is so harmless we 
taste it to be sure it is properly made. Accept no 
counterfeit of similar name. The disiinsuished Dr. 
L. A. Say re said to a lady of the bant - too (a patient) : 
"As yoo ladies will use then, I recommend 'Coo- 
rand's Cream' as the least harmful of alt the Skin 
preparations." _ 

For sale by all Druspts and Fancy Goods Dealers. 

GOURAUD'S ORIENTAL TOILET POWDER 

For infants and adults. Exquisitely perfumed. Relieves Skin Irritarions, cures Sun- 
bum and renders an excellent complexion. Price 25 Cents, by Mail. 

GOURAUD'S POUDRE SUBTILE 

Removes Superfluous Hair. I Price SI. OO. by mail 

FERD. T. HOPKINS. Prop'r. il Great Jones St.. New York C.iy. 




SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES 



PALO ALTO 
CAL. 



Manzanita Hall 

A home school for boys desiring a thorough preparation for college. Lack 
of rigid classification makes for rapid advancement. Location adjacent to 
Stanford University permits unusual advantages. Ample facilities forall athletic 
sports. Eighteenth year opens August 30th. Send for illustrated catalogue. 

W. A. SHEDD, Head Master 



THE LYCEUM 

2690 Pine St., prepares for University or any examination. Ho 
eighteenth year befrins on July 26, 1910. Attend this school, which 
prepared hundreds successfully. Our Instruction Is the best; our 
time of preparation the shortest; our reduced tuition the lowest. 
and within reach of every one. Day and evening sessions. L. H. 
Grau, Ph. D. t Principal. 



A. W. Betft 



Alice Beet 



Best's Art School 



1628 Bush Street 



Life Cla 

Day and Night 



Illustrating 
Sketching 
Painting 



Miss Harker's School, 



PALO ALTO 

CALIFORNIA 



Boarding and Day School for Girls. Certificate admits to 
Stanford, University of California, Vassar, Smith and Mills. 
Intermediate and primary departments. Great attention given 
to Music, Arts and Crafts. Home Economics. Special nurse 
for younger children. Ninth year begins August 15th. 
Catalogue upon application. 



INSTITUT BERTHELOT 

Ideally situated at 34 Rue Ribera, Paris. Exceptional advan- 
tages for American Girls desiring to complete their education 
in France. Superior facilities for thorough instruction in 

LANGUAGES. ART AND MUSIC 

Beautiful surroundings, perfect equipment. For Catalogue 

and references, address SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. LITERARY DIGEST, also 

MR. THOS. WHITTAKER. Bible Hou-e. New York City 



The Von Meyerinck School of Music 

Classes In French. German. Italian. Musical History. Sight Reading. Dramatic 
Action, Piano and Clarinet. Practice lessons with specially coached accom- 
panists may be arranged for. also by non-students of the school. Studio Recitals 

818 GROVE STREET Telephone Home S 1069 

Mme. Von Meyerinck teaches Thursdays at Snell Seminary. Berkeley. 
Outside pupils also accepted there. 



S. F. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL FOR BOYS 



2264 California Street. 



Geo. Bates, Founder 



Spring term opens January 2d. Graduates admitted to 

universities upon recommendation of the faculty. 

K. J. BELLING. Ph. D.. Principal 







E»UNUh.d July «0. fftM 



FKANCJSCo 




Devoted to the Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coaet. 




VOL. LXXXI 



San Francisco, Cal., Saturday, February 4, 1911 



Ni. 5 



The SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVER- 
TISER is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor, Fred- 
erick Marriott. 773 Market street, San Francisco, Cal. Tel. Kearny 3694. 
Entered at San Francisco, Cal., Post-office as second-class mail matter. 

New York Office — (where information may be obtained regarding sub- 
scriptions and advertising) — 206 Broadway, C. C. Murphy, representative. 
London Office — 30 Cornhlll, E. C, England. George Street & Co. 

All social items, announcements, mining, commercial and financial 
news notes, advertisements or other matter Intended for publication in 
the current number of the NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVER- 
TISER, should be sent to the office not later than Thursday morning. 

Boom, boom, 

Let her boom ; 

Nine- teen. 

F if -teen. 

Boom, boost, boom ! 

Nothing, after all, succeeds like success. 

The time. the place and the show — they're all ours. 

It is certainly Fair weather when us Californians get to- 
gether. 

Thank yen kindly, Uncle; the day you opeu that ditch 

we'll open this Fair. 

The effect ni' gamblers' money in the trousers pocket is 

disastrous on police eyesight. 

Reserved seats waiting for you away down front when the 

big show opens, sislcr New Orleans. 

Aviator McCurdy Hew almost From domestic to imported 

— thai is, from Key Wesl to Havana. 

Those gallant Southrons who Rodenberged ii so gaily to 

Washington had to Walkenberg home. 

There is also the Gillett r I project, Governor. \\ In don'l 

you pnl that in your pipe Bnd smoke it ? 

Some dav somebody will blow a police whistle and pul 

an end to this terrible Mexican revolution. 

II will be almosl I imc before we gel an op- 
portunity to see hen Senator Works works. 

Paris savs the hobble skirl musl come off. Very well: 

we can stand the Bpectai le '-an. 

Buffalo Bill ha i mine down in Arizona. I 

doesn'l "buffalo" William, nothing eve. will. 

"Champion" ■' \ into the saloon busi- 
ness, and "ill dispense thai which got into Jeffries' tea-cup. 

Come oul it I safe deposit bos, you shy little dollar. 

and earn something for your owner in an Exposition investment. 

No more or the freshman class is the new 

lord rule. The infant elas adying. 

"Who," ask- an Evangelist lecturer, "created bell?" The 

Lord knows 
Cain. 

"Earthqn.i 

a thie ." it ought to I" - -' t&rw 

months. 



Pour San Francisco Senators against the racetrack bill! 

Possibly their districts are interested in breeding gallopers "for 
the cavalry." 

The mother of the English nobleman who is to wed an 

enormously rich American is coming over for the ceremony — 
or for the coin? 

Bats in the executive mansion at Sacramento! Now, thai 

suggests useful employment for the famous briarwood pipe — 
smoke 'em out. 

Corset coats and skin-tight trousers for men is the grim 

edict of the American fashion makers. Are they to button in 
the same old way? 

Spain wants a report on the raising of the Maine. Were 

not the reports of Sampson and Schley on that subject quite loud 
enough, neighbor? 

An Eastern restaurateur will have none but red-headed 

girls in his food emporium. It is not so easy to spot thai color 
Of hair in the butler. 

Uncle Joe Cannon is going to Paris as soon as the session 

is over — and Paris is a good long way from the vote-buying 
scandal at Danville, [11. 

Apparently some unkind person managed to slip some- 
thing into the joyous gin fizz that was the chief argumenl of 
neighbor .V'» I IrleaM. 

The "famous Hope diamond" sells tor $300,000 to a de- 
cent American family, which now has a good chance to shine in 
the yellow Sunday press. 

In France they are talking about forming an academy for 

distinguished women. There is, obviously, no co-educational 
uonsensc among the "i rtals." 

Gravehj enough, a German newspaper is seeking to know 

if women have a sense of humor. Considering the German man. 
u WO u i be German woman didn't. 

A University i t I di 50 a> wledgi 1 makes himself solid 

with the civic bodies of that town by predicting that it will 
have a population of 10.000.000 by 201 1. 

Astronomical advices report an eclipse visible only in 

n Stales and in I.' district, the path of 

itv passing directly over New Orleans. 

A literary young lady of Glen Ellen i- going around the 

world on nothing much beyond her nerve, hut -he has eno 
that commodity to make her liabl - '-'<• 

Now that we've got the Fair, lefs lock the door of "in 

and pull down the curtains while we courteously and 
among ourselves on we'll put it. 

Let the "kidney pnnch" be barred, if spnrtdom will so 

.the unde- 
champion, will continue to put in his hardest licks on the 
human race. 



EPUTOEUAL COMMENT 

W@ wnl hm® ifcSn® W&w* M©w lF@sr II ,©©©,©§)© IPojpuskfcini by II $11 5 

Msmy Ttaimte to ©pit ConDamnftfi®© aft WasMkigtoifo 

So, at length, the dream begins to be Fulfilled— the dream thai made men pul new fortunes upon the places where other for- 
tunes had vanished ; that made them build, build anrl overbuild; the bold, high dream that inspired the marvel and miracle of 
the new San Francisco; the dream without which the period of reconstruction might have seemed to the alien mind a time 
of fanatic and fatuous faith. 

The exposition is ours. We are the chosen aud honored people of all the nation to serve il as hosts and celebrants in t li.it 
triumph of puny man over Titanic Nature. The choice and )u ■ bring as ai onee opportunity and obligation. We shall pros- 
per enormously in the busy years ahead of us, but we shall have much more to do than sow and gamer each for himself. The 
duty rests upon us publicly to plan and execute so thai the first world's exposition in the West or on the Pacific shall be above 
all other expositions in taste, beauty, magnificence and completeness. II is no trifling task, aothing to be accomplished haphaz- 
ard, or to be achieved narrow-mindedly. The biggest men in San Francisco and California arc none too great Eor it. 

Getting the nation's sanction was a line tMng, bravely approached and shrewdly done. The men who did ii deserve all the 
honor and praise that can be poured out upon them. But, alter all, it was their city, their State, their West, that won for them. 
S"ew Orleans was eloquent: the South was skillful and energetic, h aeeded men of tongues and brains and magnetic force 
to plead our cause convincingly, but behind them all the time lay the smiling State to which they invited the world; the magi- 
cal city whose name is a thrill and a wonder, the gardens and granaries of the awakening and ripening West. Willi them and 
for them was ever the inevitable and irresistible pressure oi thi aation and the world hunger-moved and need-compelled to the 
new lands, to the new theatre of human activity and accomplishment and production upon the Pacific. 

The exposition is. in trnth, only an incident of the canal, and the canal is only an incident ol the westward progress of civi- 
lization — a daring modification of the world as God made it. demanded and justified by the belly-need of the unions that lie to 
our eastward, pressing forward to share in the possibilities of our place and of our wide ocean, and the lands beyond and about it. 
Thus the exposition marks another great world-movement, another powerful surging forward of civilization, another day's 
march in the progress of humanity. All this it must illustrate and exemplify it it is to succeed in the larger sense. 

3B" 3ST 

It will not suffice for us to feed, house and amuse our guesl s. What the world has done, is doing and is likely to do in every 
department of human activity they must be shown \ i\ i < 1 1 \ and fully and correctly. The spectacle must he immense and vet 
finished and polished ad unguem, a scene-painter's effect done with the near-microscopic detail ol' the miniaturist. Pomp and 
pageantry, life and color, must blend with the acme of taste. Tin- setting must match the climate ami the location in beauty. 
The massive and the heroic musl be so touched with esthetic refinement as to typify the age. And the whole must lie distinc- 
tive^ — not suggestive of Paris or Vienna or Chicago or St. Louis, hut of A rica ami California and the Pacific and the divided 

Isthmus. What a task for the master-builder whose design and plan shall prevail ! 

Beyond all that. San Francisco lias a reputation In maintain as a host and to establish as a lent municipality, spirit- 
ually no less than materially committed and devoted to the better things. There Ls the old. gay. careless temper ol' the town to 
he fostered — its love of pleasure and its capacity for enjoying and enabling ii- guests to enjoj wlia ever man may have of the 

legitimate creature comforts. We have bad a reputation lor these things thai we inns! retain and .wen enhance ler such tests 

anil demands as have nol been experienced by am community of our size and age On the other side we have a reputation — 

however undeserved — that needs losing. It has been said of us that we were slovenly, raw. crude, ill-governed, | -ly provided 

with the physical essentials ol' municipal living. The e pos a offers an unexampled opportunity to disprove all of this thai 

is not true, ami jo set right those ,■ :erns which have been neglected. 

When the exposition crowds begin to i i, they must see us abundantly equipped with water, lights, railway-, sewers, 

schools, libraries, ami a>! else thai a city should have. We must, ho well governed, at peace with ourselves and our neighbors, 
all old quarreling Eorgol Our streets must he smooth and clean. Broad and easy-ridden roads must run from the city to all 
the state, inviting Hi. risitot to see Eor himself the beauties that match California's wealth of resource, -lust imagine an ex- 
position cro«d experiencing the tortures of the only mad thai now runs down the peninsula! 

Municipal!) wi musl he housed a- well as our business is. There must he a City Sail en nsurate not only with the size 

and wealth ol' the city, hot adequate tor ii. i isting and expectable Deeds. Tunnels under Stockton street, under 'twin |v 

even under Market street, and possiblj under the leu. must bring the idly to the level of ease and con ,rce and relieve its en- 

i ranees ami chief arteries of i ongesl ion. 

Forexampl what there is to he done, and how it must he undcrlal.cn. look at the significanl announcement curiously 

coincident with our triumph at Washington that the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific will begin at once to d< le-track those 

lines from the Mi- a the Pacific, at an estimated ■ :pen E $75,1 It is on such br I lines thai San Pram 

must design the improvements necessary to m her for the honot she has accepted— an honor tilled lull of responsibilities. 



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Four years of prosperity? Surely, but prosperity with hard work. It will be no tn I' easy In ing OL easj profits. They 

will be four years of hammer and saw and pick and shovel, shirtsleeves rolled up and muscles straining— years of planning and 



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doing like the yeare since 1906 in which i and our strength moved mountains Uxd al] tbi time we a a our 

house and setting it in order there m mghl o] prit 

or ambition, wherebj work in hand mighl be uml or <1 

i'nl aecoraplis nl must be shoved Bat. The purpose is too high and the reward greal to permil interrup- 

tion or hindrance. San I where she is going and, happily, i her way, 1 the track. 



3BT 



3ST 



In the triumph scored by San Francisco's citizens representing her al Washington and in bet citi iome who so mag- 
nificently equipped and seconded them, the News Letter takes no little pride. II even remarks. "I told von so!" Thai is liter- 
ally true. Prom the beginning, this journal has fell and expressed its confidence that San Francisco u Id win. Two weeks ago 

we called upon the people to gel readj Eor the celebration that came on Tuesday last, even forecasting the li ■ when the news 

would be received, and suggesting the manner in which the occasion was actually marked by daj and l>y night. When the whis- 
tles and sirens lifted up their car-splitting chorus and the schools were dismissed and the stores closed, and men with Bags and 
hands inarched cheering alone the streets, and when, in the evening, the automobiles turned, out to parade Market street -when 
these things fell out as the News Letter had urged that they should be, it brought a natural tingle of pride to join ■ satisfac- 
tion with the outcome. 

Tt is pleasant to be the first to see anything afar off and accurately to foretell the unseeable. The News Letter's exposition 
articles in the last few months make good reading in the liglil of to-day. Just as clearly and with the same faith we dare and 
shall dare to forecast the final fruition of our hopes in 1915. 



Less than a month of actual experi- 
1'ayinc Political Debts ence with the new "reform" Govern- 
or the Same Old Way. ment that rules California has pro- 
duced enough tangible and ponder- 
able results to make a mill-test possible. The assays arc disap- 
pointing in their showing of the geld I hat is supposed to make up 
the crown of the "progressive." Almost any day's current news 
from Sacramento vividly recalls the saying that survives out 
of Ingalls' brilliant phrase-mongery, "purity in politics is an 
iridescent dream." 

The "performer" paid Ins political debts with public office. So 
docs the ''reformer." Consider, for instance, the election of Works 
to get 8 receipt 6 r services rendered by Lissner. When Gillett 
appoiided Johnnie Lynch and Johnnie Mackenzie, a wild yell 
rent: the blue, not only against the men. but against the motives 
behind their appointment. Yd either id' I hem bad as good quali- 
fications for office as any of Johnson's recenl appointment and 
the motive of their appointment was identical in character. 

The Works afl'aii was a cold-blooded flouting of the law and 
the will of the party legally B3 pr - ed. Johnson kept profoundly 
silent while it was being crowded through, but, now that it is 
dene and the outcry has subsided, he rejoices in il as one of the 
greatest achievements of his administration, a jlorious 
for the holy cause ot reform. 

II is not easj Eoi people outside ' hi of I he re- 

formers to Bee hovi ile old regime differed from the new. The 
councillors are some of them hard) enou ;h tt their 

rule is h\ means el fl machine. The mil .rent to 

the outsider is in the machinists and in the vindictivem 

played hv the new CTCW. The game is played in the same old way, 

only worse. \n»,i i. iv - the mai him stay on tb 

hut. finding an old political enemy or even a rival, chae 

■ • alley, there to kill and mangle him. Wit- 
ness the fero itj » ith 

of Anderson \ lanking la« hanged 

in order to drive him out of an office which he has filled with 
conspii giving the highest satisfaction to the finan- 

cial community and to the public. Hut he had tb 

run against Johnson for the nomination, and therefore he must 

go un ler. So the chief engineer of the machine quit- 

smokin amous briar, while he denounces Anderson and 

drivi ire hither and j 

S 
I a termagant and malignant with 
calls it "kicking the i 



like a reign of terror for all who have declined to worship her 
or have ventured to question the good faith of any of her devo- 
tees. 

ser- 
in a minor municipal crisis such as 
Chief Seymour has come upon the Police Depart- 

Making Good. ment through a gambling house 

tragedy, every instinct of decent 
citizenship demands public support for an honest, competent, 
experienced man striving to clean up a mess that was years in 
the making. Stand by Chief Seymour. lie is the best police 
executive the city has ever had. If he can't make an efficient 
and reasonably honest department out of it, then there is no man 
wearing its uniform who can. 

Seymour was dragged reluctant from the comparative ease of 
private business wherein he might have lived out his days of ac- 
me usefulness undisturbed by polities and untouched by the mal- 
ice of inn -pacer-, that have ever harassed police child's whom they 

could not control. Be teek the office out of a sense of duty, and 
at tin earnest solicitation of the best elements in t he commu- 
nity. It was a big and a dirt) job, and Seymour knew it. He 
knew he would find, and he did find, a complete and Long-estab- 
lished ring "i corruptionists running the police department from 
the outside. The policemen in the kej positions were mam' of 
them crooked or stupid or indifferent. He bad to reorganize the 
machinery from the first boll to the last nut in order to make il 
run trim. 

While die work oJ reorganization was »oing methodically and 
ward in the orderly s ion that was 

to ha\ Seymour, it was suddenly interrupted 

by the killing in a ga rose of a poor devil, who, 

by his losses, went out to get hack bis money with a revolver, 
ilfair disclosed to the chief and to the public much thai 
might have remained long hidden concerning the extent and 

men who were 
others who were under ,.b,- tion ware revealed as 

of the gamblers, betraying the public inter- 

est and thrdr sun. nm. Untoward a< it may have been. I 

would certainly hasten and facilitate the cleaning up of 
epartmenl but i iportunity it affords a ma 

and hypocritical journalism to harry and obstruct a good man 
trying conscientiously to do his arduous duty. The public will 
be well advised and « 

rt and indirect 

• ■ complete his one - sk, 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 4, 1911. 



The farmers and small country mer- 
California and chants in the Eastern Slates, wh re 

the Motor-Wagon. g I public roads are maintaine I, 

are demonstrating the utility and the 
advantages of the motor-truck, or motor-wagon, as it is usua 
called, to their own satisfaction, convenience and profit. Bui 
what is true in the Eastern States will be equally true in Cali- 
fornia when the State's new syste £ first-class highways is in 

full or even in partial operation. A little examination into the 
part the motor wagon is playing in New York and New England 
farming communities gives a mosl satisfying exhibit. And 
though in a sense il i omes as a surprise, it is not unreasi 
to believe that the motor-wagon is greatly redm ing what is called 
the "short haul" freight tonnage of the railways which, by thi 
way, is a net saving of the sum of the railway charges to the 
farmer and country merchant. 

II is bound to be the custom, where thi public roads an 
for the country merchant to do his own freighting on motor- 
way -. esp dally if his supply center is aol over fifty 01 31 

five miles distant. And run only so, but il is sei 11 that the coun- 
try merchant finds that il pays him well to reinstitute the old- 
fashioned trade and barter system. 'That is, to take pay Eor g Is 

and wares in butter, eggs, bides, pelts and the like, which is 

oftener than otherwisi an ace modation to the farmer; besides, 

il enables the merchant to transact his business on substantially 
a cash basis, or the equivalent of rash in hand. When he has 
accumulated a motor-wagonload of such "truck," he hies himself 
and motor-wagon to his supply center, where he convert 
''truck" into money, his wagon's back load being such staple 
goods and merchandise as may be required to replenish bis 
shelves. 

By the employmenl nf a motor-wagon, he saves the cost of the 
transportation of his accumulation of trade and barter truck, 
and also the railroad freight charges for transporting his store 
supplies to his place of business. And not only so, but in every 
instance investigated, the country merchant reports that the 
trade and barter system has largely increased his trade with hie 
farmer customers, while on the other hand, his customers say 
that the system of exchanging a few eggs or a little butter for 
sugar, tea and the like, encourages them to be careful with and 
saving of the "little things" resulting from the cvery-dav routine 
of farm economy. It is said that often the country merchant 
will drive his motor wagon as much as a hundred miles awaj so 
as to securi better prices for his "truck." and where he can buy 
store supplies at a better advantage. Of course, when the farmer 
has sufficient accumulation of "i rade and barter 1 ruck" to warrant 
ths expenditure in time, he carries his butter, eggs and so on to 

a central market in his own motor wagon. But all this rely 

goes to show the possibilities that await the 1 ing of s I roads 

and the motor-wagon to the rural districts of California. 

In any event, < lalifornia i- assured 
A Boost and a Boom of a large influx of home-s 
in Any Evi during the coming four or fivi 

and of 1 class of | pic who will add 

materially lo the State's agricultural, mercantile and industrial 
strength. During recent months, California, and especially San 

Francisco, has I n held in the public eve the world over, and not 

at all to the disadvantage of either the State or to the State's 
great metropolis. The facts aboul California's wonderful cli- 
mate and the marvelous productiveness of the soil and the scores 

of oiber adi antages which e al e bome-building desirable in 

California above every other region of A rica, her- 

alded throughout every country, and ii i- but reasonabl to con- 
clude thai so much and such wide-spread mentioj state 
of the most favorable, if not the most flattering kind. 1 ! ' bring 
highly satisfying results. 



Very true, much of the interest that people of this and other 
countries are now taking iu California may be attributed to the 
contest that has been going on for several months for the honor 
of the Government's favor in selecting a site for the celebration 
of the completion oi the Panama Canal, but even so, the State, 
and markedly so San Pram isco, has been the gainer by the pub- 
licity. But nothing has held the State aloft and won for her the 

good opinion and friendship of all land- v than the splendid 

generosity and ahnosl prodigal liberality of the Stale as a Gov- 
ernment, and San Francisi ■ a municipality, and by her citi- 
zens in their individual capacity in contributing millions of dol- 
lars to give the pi I ■ of the nations pleasing and joyous enter- 
tain mt. 

These evidences of unstinted hospitality, together with the 

heroism of a people « ! ould face such a calamity as that which 

swepl San Francisco to the ground in 1906, and to the rebuilding 
of which the same dauntless citizens did not hesitate to expend 
nearly $300,000,000. Ii is these wonderful, almost superhuman. 
achievements thai have placed California and San Francisco on 
the 1 ip round of the world's favor, admiration and sincere con- 
sideration. Hence WC may say that in any event the I'ul are of I he 
Golden Wcsl is as brighl as the metal that ii is made of. 

35- 
For 1 tie sake of the good name of 
( lalifornia and to silence such as are 
always looking tor occasions and 
happenings to "point with pride" to 
occurrences in the State thai might be twisted and strained into 
an excuse for "knocking" everything and everybody in the com- 
munity. Now, wi havi to -.11. the conviction of Dr. Burke would 
be a notable vindication of the majesty of the law in any State 
of the Union, exactly as in California. 

Without so much as a thought of giving a history of the ease, 
or of analyzing the evidence, it is enough to know that a citizen 
of California possessing ureal wealth and the proprietor of one 
of the most popular health results on the Paid lie Coast, grievous]} 
offended the moral and criminal law of this commonwealth. 

Kui the law was quick to resent the outrage which Dr. Burke 

committed againsl and in doing thai, the law vindici 1 

its "« o steadfastness to truth, to justice and high ideals of e I- 

citizenship, as well as of moral worth. 

The [aw exposed Dr. Burke's veneering of good-citizenship and 
bis veneering of moral excellence, and before all the world the 
law of California vindicated its purity, its justice, its integritj 
and ils strength of purpose. California punishes crime because 

of ilie hid sness 1 F 'rime. Dr. Burke insulted the majestv of 

the law, and [or one bi ief momenl il ghl to defy it. The milks 

of California law, when once defied grind rapidly and exceedingly 
fine. 



California \ 
Vindicator of Law 





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7 MARK 


BOORD'S 


LONDON, ENG., GINS 


DRY 

OLD TOM 

TWILIGHT 


CHARLES MEINECKE & CO. 

Aeents Pacific Coast San Francisco 



February 4. 1911. 



and California Advertiser 








Gambling must cease, is the ultimatum, and ever} wide- 
open place of iliis character in San Francisco baa been wi I 

to close shop. X'>, gentle reader, the cause for this sudden 
does nut lie in the fact thai the law forbids gambling ; il is dis- 
covered in Hie circumstance that a gambler, while endeavoring to 
recoup his losses a( the point of a pistol, was shol to death i>\ 
those who had his money. Do the police hold themselves higher 
than the law? No, my son, the)- positively do not. Hut when an 
officer lias occupied a heat too long he becomes afflicted with a 
certain mental and moral strabismus that renders liis transfer 
highly desirable. Those thus afflicted will be relegated to Hie 
woods, while those who have undergone the rest cure will lie 
re-ealled, ami there will follow great unrest among the wicked. 

The eyes of the Stair are turned on Sacramento. 1 1 is 

the hour id' politicians and lobbyists — the hour of politicians and 
lobbyists, perhaps, as never before. The Governor is swinging 
bis axe with celerity and political heads are hourly dropping to 
the boulevard. ft would seem that he was going to commit the 
folly of creating further commission hoards in California, tl 
is proposed to put the spending of the eighteen million dollars 
voted for good roads in the hands of a road commission. The 
services of Nat Bllery, State Engineer, who had flic matter in 
charge, are not: desirable. This action may or may not be wise 
on the pari of the Governor, hut he should be careful about creat- 
ing further commissions. California is cursed with them. They 
accomplish nothing except to disagree in inexpertness. 

A contemporary complains of the departure of the good 

old. easy-going family doctor, thai we once depended upon with 
confidence to perform am operation from the cure of the tooth- 
ache to cutting off a leu', and says that a man indulging in a 

complication oi diseases must have an armj ol spei ialista in or- 
der to perform his full duty to himself. A man must 1 1 - 

bis occupation, become proficient in it. ami then it musl be death 
oi' victory, There is no room for the unstable man; weathercock 
men are nature'- failures, and any influi nc ■■ eep B man 

at any branch oi a profession until he haa conquered il is an 
aid, in this age, thai all should encourage and none 

With Dr. Burke pronounced guilty, a asserting 

bis innocence, the lady wife and the lady mother botl 

that they still love him, the breakfasl table i 

daily Supply of muck, and tin lungrily av 

supply of carrion. But, had a- the world i- siid to be, n will he 

long before a feast of such corruption i- again 

to Hear reader-. 

Prom Washington it is reported that there are mon 

one thousand Western communities withoi 

is still more BOrrowful to reali ire are more I'. 

thousand pis -ship in the West without enough n 

era to make gas money. 

Sacrament n on unimpeachable i 

tboritv. leads lie State in proportion of divorces to ma 
There's something von cant blame to the river water or to the 
Southern Pacific. 

The legislative reformer's idea of it 

inn eomic i - with high 



In. Blue, representative oi the United States Marine 

(I il ami Health Sen ice, the man who i 

I yea rs 

i to go. No squirrel is to be pel mitted . ithin 

a null' of any bay cil v. i in. ol 100,0 la examined 

lime I ii found infectei I lea will nol 

quirrel. Th i moment .1 squirn I get cold 1 he Bea ■ 

him for lie nexl ing place, a 1 1 ein{ . '1 hit do 

the fatal dead-line alowly hut surely tightening around 
the domestic cat. Has any medicine man yet hunted for p 
germs in the interior privacy of grimalkin? 

The hobble skiit has been "doomed" many limes, hut con- 
tinues to Sourish nevertheless. The dress may he "a little bit, 

just a little bit. there's not much of it," bill il has grown into 
popular favor. The "just a little hit" will kill it, if anything 
can. for the si anlino-s of material, while profitable to the ladies' 

tailor, curtails the market for the man wh ales the cloth. 

Meanwhile the benedict wonders why it is that a dress measuring' 
a yard around the bottom should cost as much as the old styles. 
five \anls in circumference. Men are too inquisitive about fe- 
male apparel, anyway, and. probably, would not understand 
were they told. 

"The quality of the News Letter, of San Francisco, con- 
tinues to improve. Typographically it is hard to heat, and it is 
edited by some of the best writers in (he Stale of California." — 
Exchange. The above expression of approval is gratifying, hut 
quite superfluous to convey proper evidence of this talented 
editor's appreciation. So long as he continues to lift, matter ('to 
which he is abundantly welcome) bodily from these columns and 
rim it, without credit, in his own, 1 shall feel that the "quality 
of tin' \"ws Letter" is quite all Ilia I lie con Id desire it to he. 

'•Kid" Sullivan, so-called "King of the Pick-Pockets," 

by a jury of his peer-, haa been provided with a character. Me 
is pronounced a respei ird-working citizen. It is not at 

all likely, however, thai the gentleman will make any practical 
use nf the gift. The proposition to provide some people with a 
character for respectability reminds inc of a storj about the little 
dog chasing after the railroad train. The question was, "What 
the h would he do with lie train if he got il ?" 

A Cm man with $4,000,000 admits that her pur- 
pose oi marrying waa to provide a man in look out for her for- 
tune. Unless - ha- happened in human 
nature in i he last fev mighl do ".-'Il to proi ice ome- 

10 look out Eot the 

Prom 1 he denials, b the usi of 

1,1 Joe Cannon' 

must have scattered the 

around witii a liberal hand jus' to get the "regular-" in 1 

While the reports concerning the progress of the up 

mi Mi nflicting, if cannot he denied, from the Btoriea 

r, bels are 
not getting the money. 

Although " Baldwin had more than bis 

Id, he had bis afflict 1 

matrimony. 

The 

favor S 

over the Now Orle.T 

The : on the 1 

it lie Par 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 4, 1911. 




Harry Kogers, to his most intimate friends, is the great 

American dramatist in embryo, while to the public at large he 
is a cross between a lawyer and an up-to-date newspaper reporter. 
In the person of his friend, Billy Curtis, he has an ardent ad- 
mirer; for satellitie qualities, Billy has the moons of Saturn 
lashed to the uast. Now he also has literary aspirations, ami 
like the true disciple in times past, laid his mind creations at the 
feet of the gieat Rogers for criticism. And criticisms he got, 
with many an abjurgation to forget it and try something else. 

Now, of course, as you all know, the worm will turn, and while 
Mr. Curtis is not a worm, having only two legs, he nevertheless 
has his turning qualities. Down in the depths of his Machiavel- 
lian brain he concocted a scheme for the undoing of the 'aughty 
Mr. Kogers. Carefully outlining the plot of "The Fortune 
Hunter," which has made such a wonderful success since its first 
presentation both East and West, he laid it before the critic as 
an inspiration of his own. Rogers went through it in huge dis- 
gust, and the scowl on his face grew blacker and blacker. 

"R-r-r-rotten," he snarled finally; "why, that thing wouldn't 
last any longer than the proverbial snowball. Say, now, Billy, 
why in the name of jumping pussy-cats don't you cut it out? 
S'help me, it gets worse and worse, and this is the limit." 

But the chubby Mr. Curtis only grinned and asked Mr. Rogers 
to pay for the drinks. 

A short while after, Mr. Rogers put the finishing touches to 
a comedy, upon which he had been working, and the few friends 
he read it to had to be given strenuous first aids to the hysteri- 
cal, so overcome with laughter were they. Now, it was about 
this time that Miss Rose Stahl came to town in the "Chorus 
Lady." The young writer sought and obtained an interview with 
the famous comedienne, and figuratively laid himself and his 
comedy at her feet. Being pressed for time during her engage- 
ment here, she requested the privilege of carrying the manu- 
script away with her. Some two or three weeks afterward, Rog- 
ers received it with a note from the actress, which read something 
like this : 

"My Dear Mr. Rogers — I have read your comedy with a great 
deal of pleasure, but regret to say that I find it hardly suitable 
for myself. However, if you should still wish to place it, would 
advise that you call on my very dear friend, Miss Blanche Walsh, 
who will be in your city shortly. With the best of wishes," etc. 

That Miss Walsh is a tragedienne is a well-known fact, but 
a comedy that's a tragedy is tragedy indeed. 
V s * 

How different it would be if the city owned its own dairies. 
There would then he a chance of raising the occasional 
we see from time to time in San Francisco. Aeroplanes will si ioe 
be less rare, but a better quality of milk served at lower rates 
might do excellent service in the way of coaching— in short, 
might prove a "home hit." As it is, a baby brought up on the 
feeding bottle stands a mighty poor chance. "Three strikes and 
out" is what usually happens to him. Of course, he is up aj 
more things than the dairies. Records go to show that the 
skirt, soon to be replaced by the "harem," has frightened many 
a new-born back to the land of shadow. In fact, babies and 
hobble skirts as fashions are so divergent that only very occa- 
sionally can they exist together. If the "Harem" lives up to its 



name, we may look for better results. But, coming back to green 
pastures, we would not blame the dairies carelessly or tor too 
much. Usually it is a matter of too little. The principal charge 
we would bring against them is thai of existing as private insti- 
tutions, mirsers, as it were, of individual purses. No individual 
ran help Vicing one any more than a baby can help being a baby. 
The point of the argument is plain: the individual iinn u nldcr 
than the baby, is likely to cheat him — just a little, maybe, bul 
then, cheating is cheating — or business. A city, on the other 
hand. lias, or should have, a proper respect for embryo person- 
ality. Any baby may some day be a policeman. And how really 
well a city owning its own dairies could use its babies. Gentlemen 
in office, the one or two babies in San Francisco are i rying Eoi 
city-owned dairies. Who will start the movement? Will not 
some philanthropic manufacturer of baby carriages hold up his 
hand? Over in Oakland they are having a milk-drivers' 3trikc. 
People are left to peddle their own bottles or let them stand 
empty while the baby cries, and the coffee glooms dark. This is 
another point brought out in time. City-owned dairies should 
be run "open-shop" — in fact, any kind of a dairy upon which 
babies depend. There never was a time when a baby was not 
more important than a union. Before unionizing milk it would 
lie well to unionize birth. As long as birth is free, milk should 
be, too — that is, without union restrictions. 
S S S 
The other day an O'Brien, escaping from the ehain-garj 
at Oakland, was shot by an officer. He had served several terms 
in prison and probably got tired of it. Somehow we could not 
help thinking of that O'Brien, reflecting on his career and iis 
blighted possibilities, and his sad end. Perhaps, after all, he 
was a really human soul, with all of a human soul's I. el and good 
impulses, prayers, hopes and tears; perhaps, in beginning, he had 
been too human and that was how it all came about. Your crimi- 
nal is often a man of mettle. Higher natures, those sensitive 
and proud, have a fat lemselves. The world 

hurts them, and they must strike back. They hate and I hey 
love, and because life is battle they cannot take easily, and the 
war of the world is unsparing, they hate last. Vet love i- ever 
thi re, in far greater force than in normal natures. A pin prick 
sometimes brings it out, and again it never shows itself. Bui 
some true feeling always pertains to such despair. It i- 
often from want of brotherhood, from want of understanding, 
that men sink from recklessness to recklessness, and often the 
very best hearts of creation. It is the little things that decide 
lives, that often make or destroy us. The snowball rolling down- 
hill grows to enormous proportions. And yet at its heart it is 
the very same snowball. Beholding a criminal, try to look be- 
hind the crust of him, and perhaps you will see a _:> aim' limn 
yourself, a soul worth the trouble of repair. It is an old - ' ing 
that a little kindness goes a long ways- In forensic wisdom we 
speak of justice — and yet there is no such thing. Where all 
individuals are not created aliki is impossible. Once 

upon a time, that O'Brien who was shot in Oakland was a little 

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not only cleanses, preserves and beautifies 
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February 4, 1911. 



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boy, possibly a handsome little fellow of whom his moth 

proud. She semi him to sd I and dreamed dn i, and 

undoubted] | . lie, I id for himself. I [e si b 

and industrious, but possessed of a sensitive nature, 
tacl the world stunned him. Subordination and grind, with life 
flourishing luxuriously about him, worked on his pride, 01 his 
desires. The moment came when he was tempted. He fell. And 
Boeiety, thai never Eorgives, stamped him renegade and passed 
forever on in smirk satisfaction of itself, heeding not his cries. 
In the midst of the living he was an outcast — is there any fate 
so hard? But even an outcast must play his part, and because 
it is his part, he very often plays it to the uttermost. Society 
has left him nothing — has he not a right to hate such a foe? The 
O'Brien killed at Oakland had a mother who dreamed dreams 
for him. He had dreamed dreams for himself. But he was 3hol 
by an officer in an attempt to escape from a chain-gang, h 
seems too bad, doesn't it. His heart was right, but he had got 
in wrong. 

5 5 5 

Over in Alameda many strange things happen, ft is a town 
of neighbors am! few saloons. Commuters -live there with ssest. 
They rise at six every morning and waken when they reach San 
Francisco. They work feverishly all day and retire to Alameda 
at night. They call it "going home." In fact, they never will 

say Alameda, nohow. But it is all bliss. The frogs croak fch 

to gentle slumber, and the tall lilies sway in the ponds. There 
are a good many ponds and a good many lilies. The daughters 
of Alameda are fair and several. Alameda is apparently uncon- 
scious of them. Beauty is only skin deep, and sleep fathoms 
of it. A restful, dreamy little burg, it disturbs itself only when 
Oakland stretches out the arm of annexation. Then it indulges 
in queer rumblings and cuss words, [ts philosophy of life is to 
be left alone. It bakes its own bread and is content to eat it. Its 
meat it considers well. Bui occasional^) its appetite gets il into 
trouble. Tun much beefsteak with too little exercise is bad tor 
the heart, 'there is a clanger of insomnia. Sauerkraut has its 
limits. Alameda has thought of snails, fat, joyous, juic] snails 
Wini could be better— and thej are not hard to catch? Baron 
Barateau has taken it upon himself to introduce them to Ala- 
meda sin iety, and Alameda society has taken them up, and 111 the 
future will breed them for home consumption, The Baron is 

a man of ideas; sometimes he unconsciously has 01 1 them 

slip. The other day, arriving at the Eerry in San Francisco, he 

was greeted 1 > v a friend. 

"Hello, Baron," exclaimed the latter. "What are they doing 
in Alameda these days ?" 

"Oh, we are begin ning to go some ot er thi re,' return 
Baron unthinking!) and enthuai tstically. "I rodneeil 

several varieties of snails." 

5 5 5 

i lalifornia, and particularly San Pi 
manufacturing. In these days of competition, a manul 
j s i,i lL , inter from which 

to distribute bis product. Kvery condition and detail is 
portam should meet need. To the prospective manufac- 

turer, California and this city should present their very b 

riu-y should ticularcare to present them. And 

there are m.im ways iii which the state can help the city and 
the city help the Mate. In matters of this kind, the littlest 

i. and a small D 
law by an administration almost unthinkingly is sometimes a 
preventive. The tra ifornia is 

rt requires manul'a their trade ma 

istered with the United States Qovemraei it also 

with the 81 fer the loss of then is not 

such a large matter, maybe, but it is unfair to the manufacturer. 



Pears' 

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box of cure." 

Don't wait until 
the mischief's done 
before using Pears 
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There's no pre- 
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and California stands in great need of him. Let us, then, remove 
ever; obstacle that blocks his path to this State and city. The 
State trade mark law should he repealed. Here is work for some 
of our gay politicians at Sacramento. 

5 5 5 

The army is about to be vaccinated with an anti-typhoid 
serum. The men would iniieli prefer going to war. Vaccination 
has peculiai horrors of its owe. It's the foe you take to your 
heart and turn the other cheek for slapping. According to its 
mood, it deals with you gently or fiercely. But a soldier likes 
his enemy ai bayonet length. Vaccination is submission — the 
white Hag hung high. Besides, has not ever) soldier in Uncle 
Sam's army a right to consider himself stronger than disease. 
The set Iboj expression, "Oh, what's the use of vaccinating 

a fellow" is not -ueh 1 joke as it sound.-. Kul Lieutenant Walker 
of aeroplane faun' did Succeed in making a joke of it. One of 

the heroes oi the ai ii mei I . the handsi i lieutenant came 

in for many adoring "lames from the fair sex. One young lady, 
having obtained an introduction to him, inquired of him if he 
had e 1 our,. led. 

The lieutenant paused for a moment, reflecting. "No, I have 
noi." he replied, "but I expei i to be." 

"Oh!" e.Lieiilai ang lady, delighted. 

"Yes," rejoined Walker. "The army is about to be 
mated." 

5 5 5 

Assemblyman Beckett, of San Luis Obispo, has introduced a 
bill at Sacramento for the establishing labor bureaus in 

San Francisco and Los Angeles. This is a most excellen 
And it would be better still if the bureau- were to cater to the 
open-shop movement. It would prove a power against the unions 
discrim ir own and forming si 

amongst tliems. . skilled mechanic coming to 

San Francisco stands a poor 1 bailee. If he is a union man. nine 

times ical union, h ni on running 

up the wage scale throng! 

\ to the union, anything i- 

time there was an end to all 
employment bureau in San Fi uld help some. May 

union labor lob! at 8 •' throttling 

measure. 



Smfor@(ak©iiifi}E & MnnsknH Tnam &m L<BghMw<§ Vot^vdI® 



CASEY GRAMS. 

The Governor preaches retrenchment as a mil hod av 

revinge. 

Ivery little movcm-int av Charley Curry's has a tindincy 

to irritate. 

The incomprehensibility av a State job where annybody 

has to work puzzles the constitutional office-holder. 

Wit' a record ao no accomplishment in the past and a 

promise av none in the future, legislation in Sacramento on upi - 
much time. 



"We had a highly unusual evint in flf State Printin' Office 
■to-day," said Mr. Casey, lighting his pipe and preparing to en- 
lighten Mrs. Casey with whatever of wisdom he had acquired 
during the course of his day's work. 

"Since the prisint assembly- arrived at Sacramento,'' said Mrs. 
Casey, "the unusual has got to be a very customary thing. Ivery- 
body says that this is the worst tight-wad av an Assimbly that 
iver assembled, not to mintion its tindincy to appear extremely 
busy while doing nothing at all." 

"I'll admit." said Mr. Casey, "that for a shuperfluity av bills 
and a pinuriousness av ideas, it has thim all beat, but J"r quite 
a time there was eonsthernation in the printin' office this after- 
noon over the very simple matter av securing a national song I' c 
the State av California. Incidental to this extremely important 
matter there was quite a fuss in the Assimbly before the trou- 
ble arose in the printing office, and the instigator av the trouble 
stood like the Bock av Gibraltar until he had accomplished what 
he had set out to do. At the very outset av the day's session he 
arose and addressed the house : 'Misther Speaker,' he says, ' 1 
have some legislation in me systhem which fails and refuses to 
respond to orthodox medical attintion, and wit' your kind per- 
mission I should like to get it out as soon as possible.' 

"'Mimbers av the Assimbly av the great State av California,' 
says Speaker Hewitt, 'we have wit' us to-day an Assemblyman av 
the name av Bishop, who is usually quite inoffensive as regards 
legislation, but who is now afflicted wit' an aggravated case. We 
have had much foolish talk already, and I suppose that we will 
have to sit quietly here and hear much more, but the State is pay- 
ing ivery man his salary, and if nobody has anny objection, we 
might as well let Misther Bishop kill time as annywan else.' 

" 'Misther Speaker Hewitt,' says Assemblyman Bishop, 'and 
gintleman av the Assimbly of California. It is wit' deep grief 
that I arise.' 

"'It is wit' deep grief that we see y" arise," says the Speaker, 
'"but the sooner it's over the quicker it's done. 5 

" 'Me heart swells up within me,' says Assimblyman Bishop, 
'when I arise and behold this great gathering av political wisdom. 
Upon all sides av me I see the brains av the nation assimbled for 
the purpose av creating useless laws. On wan side av me is the 
Assimblyman who comes from the snow-topped mountains av 
the North, and on the other I see the man who represents a con- 
stituency av Jack Babbits and cactus on the borders av M& ico 
Before me is the Assimblyman from Trnekee, where at the pris- 
int time iverybody is buried under snow-drifts, and back av me 
is the man from Alameda, who feels like a man escaped from 
jail. Some av the faces I see look like they had been mi-i reated 
by suffragettes, and everywhere I see terror whenever the rustle 
av a skirt resounds, but the more I look around the more anxious 
I become to presint before this body a bill that I have devoted 
years of study to. It matters not if a man comes from Kennctt 
or Cucamonga, whether he comes from Boca or Belvedere, ivery 
wan av us is a Califomian, and in order to let iverybody know 
that we are Californians, we ought to have some way av letting 
thim know it.^ Whin you attind anny of thim elevating institu* 
tions of learning which are maintained f'r the purpose av edu- 
cating the youth av the land, you find that the only m in 
which they can be distinguished whin in convintion assimbled is 
by the soul-elevating influences av music. 'Who Killed the Cal 
Who Killed the Cat; Who Killed the T-o-m Cat?' sines a group 
av young aad intilligent looking min. and at wanst f know that 
they belong to a gTeat seat av learning. Immejetly then' arises 
from another group av similar appearance another son<': 'Hit the 
Chicken Wit' th' Axe. Give him the Axe— Axe— Axe, in the 
Neck!' and at wanst you know that you are in the prisini 
rival seat av learning. But whin thim valiant songs have Faded 



in the imply air and whin the half-masted-pants age has gone 
by, they have no music to build thim into union, and so, as the 
humble follower av the Pied Piper av Hamelin, who charmed 
the animals — or was it Ocpheum, which? — I have here a national 
song f'r th' State av California, accompanied by a bill which 
makes it an offense of high character whin sung out av tunc an' 
wit' me face suffused wit' blushes, 1 move that whinever two 
Californians meet each other at anny time av the day or uight, 
drunk or sober, they be compelled to exhibit their patriotism by 
rendering the sad and patriotic strains which I shall now sing 
to you, if nobody objects.' 

"'Iverybody objects, so please don't sing it.' says the Speaker, 

'and the quickest way to get rid of it is to refer it to sonic c il v. 

but which comity h> refer it to is beyond me.' 

" 'Mr. Speaker," says Assimblyman Schmitt, of San Francisco, 
'1 move that the prisint bill, comprehending as it does an un- 
known song, be referred fo the Comity on Swamps and Over- 
flowed Lands, f'r the reason that Tinnyson says there is ser- 
mons in stones and books in running brooks, and wan iv thim 
books might be a music 1 1:.' 

" 'I wish ex-Mayor Schmitz was here," says th' Speaker, "lie 
fiddled at the burning av San Francisco, an' in me opinion he'd 
know what t' do in -the prisint case.' 

"'I'm glad he ain't here,' says Assimblyman Schmitt, Tr 
there wouldn't be annything left f'r annybody else. Bui in the 
meantime, while we are considering what is the proper thing to 
do wit' the latest effluvium av this highly unproductive body, 
I arise to inquire what the nature, character, intintion ami 
phraseology a\ the song is?" 

" 'Dear friends and co-laborers for the good av the Stale,' says 
Assimblyman Bishop, "let thim who can read music sing and 
thim who can't, whistle, but in introducing a musical (urn into 
the legislative vaudeville I had me own ideas. Above all of us 
is the Governor av this I State. He is an upright man wit' 

no prejudices whatever. If grieves whin compelled to disasso- 
ciate Charley and Jake and Ablen from the State pay-roll, but 
is firm in doing so notwithstanding his pain. In every way is he 
consistent. Before he was elected to office be made manny 
threats. Since he was elected he has occupied himself in indivor- 
ing to carry out thim threats. Whin be calls wan av his fri'nds 
before him there is a meaning in ilii- movemint llial speaks IV r 
itself, and whin the mutilated body av anny insurgonl creeps 
out from his private office, every motion speaks f'r itself also. 
And wit' a Chief Executive av such consistent and conservative 
demeanor in the chair. I havi gone over volumes of classical 
music from rhe earliest history, and afther separating out the 
bum tunes from thim that were hopeless. I have wan that fits 

the Governor like an old shoe Fits the foot. It is neither classi- 
cal nor rag. It can be played upon the piano or aceordeon wit' 
equal speed, ind has words thai bring tears to the eyes. But 
rather than repeat thim, I will beg permission fo refer the music 
to the State Printing Office, and 1 have no doubt that it will 
immerge from there mutilated in no small degree.'" 

"Well, av all things I Did he mini ion the Stale Printing 
i Iffii e?" said Mrs. Case} - 

"Quite plausibly he did," assented Mr. Casey, "and I havi no 
doubt that the song will receive the indorsemint av the Gov- 
ernor as indicative &\ his attitude, for whin we wint over il wit' 
«an av the linotvpe'-s who is intimate wit' musical characters, we 

found nut that it was a very Fri'ndly piece av composition, in- 
titled 'Ivery Little Movement lias a Meaning All il< Own.'" 






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The Orpheum. 

It is a pretty safe bet to go to the Orpheum. The investment 
is alwavs certain to be returned to us in the form of a very satis- 
factory and enjoyable entertainment. Tbis is no doubi the Logi- 
cal reason why this popular house is everlastingly playing to 
capacity houses. In rain or shine, one can always find a splendid 
houseful of people in attendance, and the handsome interior of 
the Orpheum seems to radiate cheerfulness and good spirits. 
The bill this week is no exception to the general rule. There are 
no star acts, but the program is vastly entertaining throughout. 
The opening number is Arthur Borani and Miss Annie Navarro. 
The gentleman does some marvelous twists and wiggles, and the 
lady is a capable assistant. The aet is diverting and worth see- 
ing, the man in particular being very clever in his acrobatic 
stunts. We are then introduced to another acrobatic act in the 
person of Mr. Hugh Lloyd. This chap has a thick rope stretched 
across the stage, on which he does some really extraordinary 
feats. Many of them the usual athlete, would find hard to ac- 
complish on terra firma. The act is extremely novel, and Mr. 
Lloyd certainly works bard, not allowing himself a moment's 
rest during the entire twenty minutes. To show how easy it all 
is, he closes his act hv repeating bis hardest stunts blindfolded. 



The audience thoroughly appreciated Mr. Lloyd effort , 
John \HI' and Carrie Starr offer a mixture of singing and 

dancing and witty dialogue. X ■ n is midlj I orous, and the 

lady is a rather capable singer. It is not an extraordinary act, 

but pleases, and that is sufficient. Clayton Wbifi I tfai 

Stuart are back again, offering their same laugh provoker en- 
iiilcd "('heric.'' Miss Stuart is a capital comedienne, and Clay- 
ton White is inimitable in his impersonation of the slangy race 
track sport. Miss Merseh and Mr. Perry also lend valuable aid 
in giving us a very good twenty minutes. George Hobart, the 
author, has fitted the two leading people with mighty appropri- 
ate roles. The entire affair is constructed for laughing purposes 
only, and well do the clever principals live up to the author's 
intentions. I laughed just as heartily as if I had never seen 
the act before. 

Charles B. Lawlor and his two daughters have an attractive 
offering in the way of a vocal character sketch. The girls must 
resemble their mother, because their appearance does not empha- 
size the question of their parentage so far as their father is con- 
cerned. They are clever girls with good singing voices, and they 
work with plenty of vim. Mr. Lawlor exhibits unusual ability 
also. I liked best their Italian act, as in this they showed more 
distinction of characterization than in the others. The aet is 
one of the very best on the entire program, and I enjoyed every 
minute of it. Another act seen here before is Harry Tate's Eng- 
lish company in the playlet entitled "Motoring." These Eng- 




j„ mcs r. 1 I Hatti* Arnold in a scene from "Havana.' the Leslie Stuart musical comedy cowing to the Savoy next week. 



12 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 4, 1911. 



lish actors are real comedians, and believe me, the average Eng- 
lish comedian must be genuinely funny in order to get his British 
humor effective in this country. It is a pleasure to hear these 
English fellows use the English language. They speak real 
English, and every word is clear-cut and their utterances arc 
distinct and their articulation n delight. 

The Victoria Pour, who are next on the bill, are the usual male 
quartette. These four fellows have no comedy interspersed, bu 
rely solely on their vocal efforts. In this connection they are 
well equipped, their voices harmonizing beautifully. The tenor 
does a song in a high falsetto, in which he reaches almost in- 
credibly high notes. Their work was encored time and again. 
After their" turn, the stage is revealed in the form of a huge iron 
cage, which encloses five leopards, with which Mine. Vallecita 
shows her daring and prowess. Tt is an act requiring coo] and 
steady nerves, the biggest of the quintette continually thrusting 
out a wicked looking paw. accompanied with much snarling at 
his fair subjugator. The only weapon in the hands of the little 
lady is a tov who. Some day that big. snarling fellow will break- 
loose, and then some mighty quick action will be necessary. The 
act has the breathless attention of the audience. I noted many 
women turned away in their fear lest something would happen 

not on the program. 

* * * 

"Sweet Kitty Bellairs" at the Alcaear. 

The Alcazar's company of players are at their best this week, 
with all the pomp and glory and adornments called for by 
"Sweet Kitty Bellairs.'" Evelyn Vaughan, dressed in a beautiful 
costume, topped with a huge red wig. is pretty, indeed, and her 
acting is pleasing. Bertram Lytell is a handsome fellow, too, in 
his white satin breeches, ruflcd shirt and wig. 

Belasco found his inspiration for "Sweet Kitty Bellairs" in 
Egerron Castle's charming tale. "The Bath Comedy." and the 
play adheres with unusual fidelity to the plan of the novel. Three 
of the scenes are laid at Bath, the English spa made famous by 
Beau Brummel, Beau Nash and other foppish celebrities of the 
Gainsborough period. The first act takes place in the officers' 
quarters of the Tnniskillings. ah Irish infantrv regiment, where 
a 'ladies' day" is in full swing. Tn the second act a nobleman's 
sumptuous lodgings are shown, and act three takes place during 
a regimental ball. The final act develops at Bristol, where the 
Inniskillings embark for the Continent. Throughout the play 
flashes the winning personality of Mistress Bellairs, a young Irish 
widow who is beloved by every man of the regiment which her 
husband commanded, and whose native wit and greatness of 
heart, serve to defend her character from the venomous attacks 
of femininity and the blundering adoration of the opposite sex. 
Miss Vaughan, as Mistress Bellairs, is one of the most delightful 
stage figures imaginable, rapidly alternating between serious 
and lightsome as she baffles intrigue against herself and the 
young Englishman she loves. 

Bessie Barriscale is charming as the young bride. Adele Bel- 
garde, Will B. AValling. Howard Hickman. Bert Wesner and 
Louis Bennison have the same roles they had when the play was 
last presented in the Alcazar, and Viola Beach. Louise Culver, 
and Thomas Chatterten are suitably placed, and do their parts 
exceedingly well. 

* * * 

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

The list performance of "The Chocolate Soldier" will be given 
at the Savoy Theatre this Saturday evening, and on Sunday 
night James T. Bowers will begin a limited engagement in the 
Messrs. Shubert production of "Havana," an entertaining com- 
bination of melody, movement and fun. The music is written 
in Leslie Hunter's best vein, the scenery is by Arthur Voetglin 
of the New York Hippodrome, the costumes by Melville Ellis, 
and the business and dancing numbers by Ned Wayburn. 

Lew Fields' mammoth production, "The Midnight Sons," de- 
scribed as a "musical moving picture in eight films," will follow 
Mr. Bowers at the Savoy. 

* • * 

Frank Tinney. the- famous burnt-cork comedian, will be the 
headliner at the Orphenm next week. Tinney is also an excel- 
lent pianist, and may be briefly summed up as one of the best 
monologists and greatest hits in vaudeville. 

Miss Amy Butler, the diminutive comedienne, will appear with 
what she calls "Her Big Quartette." 

Maxim's models will he a feature of the coming bill. Among 
ihe world famous paintings of which they will give living repro- 




Amy Butler, the tiny comedienne, who will appear with 

Big Quartette" this Sunday matinee at the Orpheum. 



'Her 



ductions, are "A Fish Story," "The Gleaners," "The Sirens," 
"The Village Blacksmith," "Waiting for the Boatman," "The 
Froposal," 'La Tosea." "Evening Idvls" and "The Spirit of 
'76* 

Comedy, novelty and acrobatics will compose the specialty to 
be presented by the Reed brothers. 

Next week will be the last of Madame Vallecita and her fero- 
cious trained leopards; Neff and Starr; Hugh Lloyd and Harry 
Tate's London Company in the screamingly funny automobile 
skit, "Motoring." 

* * * 

"The Girl in the Taxi," the rollicking funfest of laughter and 
merriment, is now in Ihe second week of its unparalleled success 
at the Columbia, and the weather seems to have no effect on Ihe 
overwhelming patronage which continues nightly to bestow its 
praise and applause on the French farce. A third ami last week 
is announced, thereby .giving San Francisco theatre-goers seven 
nights and a Saturday matinee performance more than the 
usual time allotted for this city. The houses have been jammed 
to the utmost limit during the past week, and it is advised that 
in order to insure seats, an early reservation should he made be- 
fore the close of the third and last week. 

Ferformances are given at the Columbia nightly, including 
Sunday. The only matinee is on Saturday. "The Arcadians" 
will be the next attraction at the Columbia Theatre, opening its 
engagement there on Mondav night, February 13th. 
'* * * 

"The Fullback," which is to be given its first presentation on 
any stage next Monday evening at the Alcazar, is a comedy of 
American college life by Martin V. Merle, author of "The Light 
Eternal" and other successful plays. Its premiere is made here 
by special arrangement with Selwyn & Company, who hold the 
producing rights, and will present it in New York next season. 






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THE OPEN SIKH- MOVEMENT. 

The reporl of the S Vlliance 

year jusl pasl lies before us. Ii- statement ol fai l.» is exi-cllcnl 
proof of Hie grov ol m-shop movement in San Fran- 
cisco, with promise of further industrial freedom foi 
ing year. Apparently the general public mind has begun to re- 
senl the tyrannous attitude of the labor elemenl in San 
cisco, which has ceased to be Fair even to its own shu 
doors against all those who do not belong to the charmed 1 in l< . 
II is inevitable that such tactics must bring aboul results un- 
favorable to the body employing them. With proper discretion, 
the labor union is a very necessary institution. Bui when in 
I'ul control of affairs, it utilizes it- power to floal without judg- 
ment an impossible wage scale and crush industry to a single, 
selfish end, i( becomes a menace. With such conditions, the 
"open shop'" is the first and only remedy, and manufacturers 

and others interested should be courageous to applj it. Ind 1 

the labor union exists best » ith a certain amount of "open shoo." 
San Francisco, however, can stand a good deal of it. Our indus 
tries arc in bad shape, bound down to the merest sort of living, 
some of them, and prospective manufacturers beholding the con- 
ditions that exist, turn away from San Francisco as being unde- 
sirable for the establishment of a manufacturing plant. North 
or South they invest their money, and once again has the union 
in this city cut its own throat by restricting trade development, 
and consequently employment. But much as it loves union labor, 
which does not always love itself, the community cannot afford 
to go on in this way. The fact is being slowly but generally 
recognized. The open-shop movement is growing and will con- 
tinue to grow. Long before 1915 we should have acquired some- 
thing like industrial freedom, and if the great fair is to be a 
success, it will be very necessary that we do so. It is much too 
large a project to unionize. With the present trend, even the 
coming year should see a great many changes in favor of an in- 
dustrial San Francisco. The "open shop" is on its feet, and there 
is no reason that it should not stride. It has done wonders for 
other cities, and in the face of the presumptuous folly of the 
labor unionists here, it is well worth trying. The employer at 
last understands that in order to retain his hold he must have 
the courage of his convictions. From now on, manufacturers 
should have no hesitation in making San Francisco (heir center. 
Conditions, as concerns labor, the only I. artier in the matter, have 
improved and will continue to improve, for the impetus behind 
the movement to free industry in this city is intensely strong, and 
carries with it the patriotism of 1915. Even during the pasl year 
much has been accomplished. A number of minor strikes re- 
sulted in the establishmenl of the open-shop in certain callings. 
In the metal trades difficulty and that of the upholsterers and 
mattress-makers, hoards of arbitration were employed 31 •- 

fully to smooth things out. This is as ii should be. Striking 
nuiy he a manner of expression, but on the whole, it lia< nol 

proved effective; ii creates greater antagonism between the two 
opposing elements, and In many of its phases is criminal only. 
The board of arbitration is the proper method to employ in iel 
Ming a labor difficulty. One of the worsl practices to which the 
unions resort is that of picketing. There should be an end to 
this, as there is no law on the statutes thai pi Also 

should there be an end to the battery, assaull and violence in 
which strikers frequently indulge. Witness the laxicab strike. 

No element, ho\\c\er strong, is right in breaking the laws. 



FAIROR IMS. 

We eat 'em up. What we don't eat we Kahtl. 

You'll fire well 11, >\\ thai \e\\ (111, ■in- ha- been landed the 

Fair well. 

The final vote Ircr. 

We put up a good fight and a Fair one, 

A Fair Exchange is no robbery] l" : ' a v n Oi < ■ Fair would 
be hell. 

Weather Forecast, 1911 to 1915 — New Orleans, stormy and 
cloudy. San Francisco — Fair. 

Hot air and cold facts don't mi: hern "Bull" couldn't 

win. 

We won sure- «, ,ii« iys v., ,■ the onhi 



I WAONIFICENT PICTURE, 

Oni of the most auto ling pictures ever painted, name, I by 

: us of Hell," is at prcsenl on view at the 

1 or the benefit of the American W01 

and thi 0. The picture, 

which was p the famoi tn artist. Count Qeza 

s. de I'erhaeh. was original h named "Ingersoll at the dates of 

1; dei -'1 brooding ovei 

ten ib! ■ tor at, bul this gave so much offense to 

man\ that the figure was painted oul 1 that of the ari b-fiend 

substituted. 
The coloring of the entire work- is magnificent, the Barnes, 

-hnilows and reflections being « lerfully handled, ii 1- .1 good, 

old-fashioned hell scene, with devils and imps busily engaged in 
adding to the presumable discomfort of lost souls. 

Many noted persons posed for the artist, among them being 
Madame Albert of New York: Madame Gomez, wife of the fam- 
ous philosopher; Sadie Robinson, who achieved notoriety, if not 

fame, as the "Blackbird Pie Girl," in that well known incideni 
in the life of Harry Thaw's victim. Stanford While, and the fam- 
ous artist, Tate, a man eighty-three years of age. 

Every phase of human suffering is portrayed with a startling 

directness, and it does not require much imagination for the 

average person to imagine the sound of the wailing and the 

gnashing of teeth of those whose transgressions on this earth 

have caused them to suffer everlasting torment. 

Wlten it is stated that the artist paid upwards of $5,000 for 
the services of models alone, some idea of the number of figures 
in it may be obtained. There are upwards of a hundred and 
fifty of them, varying from youth to extreme old age, and each 
one is treated as carefully as any portrait. The perspective is 
another feature of the remarkable work, for it gives the idea of 
the immensity of the Inferno, which is, according to the belief 
of many, prepared for the eternal punishment of those who do 
not truly repent of their sins. 

The painting has never been outside of New York until now, 
and it is certain that it will attract a great deal of attention as 
long as il is on exhibition here, which will he until Feb. loth. 

The funds derived from the exhibition will be used in part for 
the erection of a Woman's Hotel in San Francisco similar to the 
Martha Washington Hotel in New York, the balance going to the 
forwarding of the suffrage propaganda. 



Columbia Theatre 



Corner Geary and Mason Sts. 

Phones Franklin 150. 
Home C 5783. 
Gottlob, Marx & Co.. Managers. 

Nightly. Including Sunday and Saturday matinees. Third and last 
week begins Monday, February 'ith. The sensation of Paris; the 
scream of 'Frisco. 

THE GIRL IN THE TAXI. 

Exceeding the speed limit. Prices $1.50 t" !fi< 
Monday, February ISth— The International success. THE ARCAD- 
IANS/' 

Sutter and Steiner Streets. 
Phones— West 1400. Homo S. 1242. 



Alcazar Theatre 



Belasen and Mayer. Owners and Managers. 

Week commencing MonUaj Febr y 8tb, EVELYN VAUGHAN, 

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MOTION PICTURES. Last week . edy hit. HARRY 

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Starting Bunday night February 5th. for two weeks only. Sam S. 

and Lee S!. I present runniest comedian. 

JAMES T. POWERS, in the international musical hit. 

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San Francisco News Letter 



February 4, 1911. 




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The departure of Mrs. James I.. Uiidlaw on Friday dei idi 
cleared the Hillsborough atmosphere. From which it miisl n»l 
be inferred that the New Worker has a murky | tj thai 

clouds the social sky. To tl d rary, she has 

talent for vivifying mere existence, no! a talent thai expi 
itself in any of the arts, but a genius for right living and 
thinking which comes of a sympathetic understanding of how 
the unfortunate live and think. Hillsborough was prepared for 
that sort of thing, bill the shack came Fn mtj vibra- 

tions. Mrs. Laidlaw is the Rnesl typi of American beauty- 
tall, with a slender, spire, a well-shaped head, with 
mass s of brown hair, beautiful eyes and finely-cut featuri ■ 
even unheightened by animated intelligence would pass for 
beauty. 

Why should such a radiant creature cast a gloom over the aris- 
tocratic confines of the hill country? Why, k them 

unawares, unprepared. The women awaited her advenl with in- 
dulgent interest, she has the New York cachet, is Mrs. Clar- 
ence Mackay's intimate co-worker, and so the women pigeon- 
holed her away in the "not dangerous" groove. For Mrs. 
Maekay. in spite of her exotic '■ - not inspire jealousy 

in her peers. She is "oh, so differenl !" and that does not appeal 
to the average. But Mrs. Laidlaw is not "oh, so different !" ami 
she did appeal to the avera 

Walter Hobart has an appraising eve for pulchritude, and 
Walter announced that ''next to Mrs. Hobart, Mrs. Laidlaw is 
the most superb woman T have ever seen." Walter has never for 
a moment been unfaithful to his wife's beauty. Some of bis 
friends with a twisted sense of humor love to extol some other 
beauty, so as to bring Hobart to his feet in vehement d< Eense 
of Hannah Williams Hobart. As Mrs. Hobart is in Europe, 
and their marital relations have been bent, if not broken for 
several years, these oratorical flights always hold the listeners 
spellbound. 

Mrs. Laidlaw is somewhat the same type as Mrs. Hobart, but 
more winsome. Now do you see why the women felt "peeved" 
all the while she was here? She wore stunning clothes, and wore 
them stunningly, but they were not "poetical creations," "per- 
sonality costumes," and that sort of thing — just the sort of 
gowns any wealthy well-bred woman with a "dress sense" would 
choose. The women expected something "freakish," and seemed 
a bit displeased at not getting it. The Laidlaws were the 
guests of the Will dockers and the W. Bourn-, and several big 
dinner parties were given in her honor. Of course, the question 
of suffrage was brought up everywhere, but Mrs. Laidlaw de- 
clared she was keeping her finger.- crossed and would not tali 
for fear of boring people, for she understood that with scant 
exceptions, society here is antagonistic. Then, of course, i 
one urged her to tell them all about the fight in the I. and 
as she is a most fascinating and fhienl conversationalist, they 
were at once lifted out of a state of polid.. interest into rapt at- 
tention. 

So, altogether, it was an unusual experience for the Hills- 
boroughites, and of course they felt relieved when they could 
collapse back into chatter about personalities and Mrs. Laid- 
law and her irresistible manner ding across the conti- 
nent. 

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When Mrs. Hermann Oelrichs was oul ben I aonth, 

■ unounced that her sister Virginia Vandorbill 
the equal suffrage ranks. Mrs. Oelrii \r B y,, r k 

io hostess a dinner pr eding the Tableau A en for 

the cause by the society women, bul she aersel joined. 

Mrs. Yanderbilt represented Joan of Arc. Mrs. Laidlaw gave 
an amusing description of Mrs. Charles Dana Gibson as r 
tine Madonna. Unfortunately, the child 
dust "prop," and the curtain rolled up on a squirming, I 
ened kiddy, but Mrs. Gibson never deviated from I 
pose. Quickly the curtain came down to enable the Madonna to 



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reassure the child, and when it rose again, it disclosed a scream- 
ing, kickiiiL' fingfl-ehibl and Mrs. Gibson still in flawless Sistine 
pose. Again the curtain went down, the audience shrieking with 
laughter by this time, and when il rose again, Mrs. Gibson was 
still in correct beatific pose, bul her extended arms held — 
nothing- and continued to hold it with rapt. Madonna-like ex- 
pression, while from behind the scenes came dim wows! of the 
ex-angel child. 

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The return of Miss [nues Keenej from abroad will give a 
new impetus to amateur i lassie dancing, for Mi-- Keeney studied 
with Isadora Duncan, herself, and it is hoped thai there will 
soon he an opportunity to see Miss Keenej interprel music with 
thi 'lance. Her dancing at the Tableaux for the benefit of the 
Crocker Armitage last winter was one of the most applauded 
features of the show. Miss Keeney. Miss Anna Peters. Miss 
Ethel Denney and Miss Jennie Blair sat al a tea table in the 
Laurel Court of the Fairmont the other afternoon, and were 
joined by Edward M. Greenway and Monsieur Boble of Paris. 
Then, of course, il he. aim a tea table by courtesy only, for Ed- 
ward M. is not pushing oolong. But this is nol a tale of the 
metamorphosis of cups into glasses, but concerns itself with the 
curiosity of some nearby tea-sippers, who were bent upon learn- 
ing the identity of "the girl with the French accent." A passing 
friend relieved 'heir anxiety with "Oh, that's Tunes Keeney, 
who has been in Europe the la c t four or five months." 

And '.hereupon the tea-sippers swapped stories of other girls 
who had come home from a mere howdy-do acquaintance with 
Paris to soak their accents in French brine over night, so as to 
display the Paris pickle on their conversational wares. Which is 
hardly fair to Miss Keeney, foj as a matter of fact she went over 
there with a made-in-France diction acquired from a French 
governess, who shielded her so carefully from English that until 
she had lived a round dozen years — and that's no) 50 very lone 
ago — she could not speak more than a dozen words in her native 
language. Her older sister, Ethel, now Mrs. Tomlinson of New 
York, speak- French very well, bul looks it belter. She is the 
chic Anna Held type, and bears a r markable resemblance to the 
daring Anna. 

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Bridge whist is still popular, and hearts are trumps al almost 
all the luncheons. For thai form of entertainment, somehow, 
seems especially adapted for honoring brides-elect, and we have 
any number of these hostages (,, Hymen with us just now. Helene 
Irwin, whose marriage to Templeton Crocker will soon take 



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place, is avoiding as mncn prenuptia ble, re- 

serving her strength Eor the Snal teal which will com 
Whitelaw Reida and the John Wards arrive. Jean Reid Ward 

persuaded her Honorable husband to i o to Lmei ica i 

this wedding, and their arrival will be the sign 

the handsomest entertainments which have been given in many 

years. 

Miss Anita Mai Hard, Miss Maud Wilson. Miss Jeannette I leal. 
Miss Mildred Whitney and Miss Ruth Sadler are brides-eleoi 
for whom their friends are exerting themselves in hospitable 
rivalry, and as a result, the calendars of these girls show enough 
luncheon engagements to make the pepsin factories put on extra 
shifts and work overtime. 

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Miss Jennie Crocker has been put on the bench committee of 
l he 1 log Show at Del Monte, and when a friend congratulated her 
the other day she remarked : "Well, men are beginning to realize 
that women are good judges of dogs, and perhaps before long 
they will concede that they are. good enough judges of men to 
be allowed to vote them into office." 

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Mrs. John Darling hostessed a tea the other day for Mrs. Bid- 
well, of Chico, who recently returned from a lengthy trip abroad, 
whither Miss Harriett Alexander accompanied her as her guest. 
Mrs. Darling was assisted in receiving the guests by a number of 
distinguished women of goorl old California families. In the re- 
ceiving line stood a splendid woman, with a commanding person- 
ality and a penchant for speaking the truth which has astonished 
various courts of Europe when her late husband was in the diplo- 
matic service. Above the patter of the general conversation, this 
sentence suddenly sounded : "Mrs. So-and-So, did yon say? Yes, 
I know her — she belongs to the D. A. R. Charming women, 
did you say? Evidently she's a friend of yours. Well, she's 
such a liar, isn't she?" This, delivered in measured baritone 
voice, with no more antagonism than if she had said "She's such 
a hi le, isn't she?"' Fortunately, the D. A. 1!. was not there. 



Mrs. Will Tevis has just hung a painting of "one of her hoys" 
in the family gallery. Gradually the public has arrived at an 
understanding that the Tevis boys no longer play about mother's 
knee. For years "Mrs. Tevis and her boys" was a stock phrase 
in the society column, and the picture called to mind was thai of 
youngsters in rompers even after the eldest, had acquired a mus- 
tache. 

However, the aforementioned picture docs show a lad in cor- 
duroy knickers, whereas the original can turn up his trousers if 
it is raining in I/sndon. But the picture was sketched in several 
years ago by the artist, and changes and chances delayed its 
completion. When the artisl returned to the taBk, the lad had 
begun to grow, and kept rigid on doing it with Buch alarming 
vigor thai it would have been fatal to have another sitting. In 
fact, the artist avoided this particular member of the Tevis fam- 
ily as though he had the plague, fearing to confuse the picture 
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San Francisco News Letter 



February 4, 1911. 



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Announcements suitable for this Department are desired. Contri- 
butions must reach this office by Wednesday morning to appear in the 
current issue, and must be signed to receive attention. 

ENGAGEMENTS. 
LARGEN-SHERRARD. — The engagement is announced of Miss May Lar- 

gen, daughter of Dr. J. T. Largen, and Lieutenant Robert Gibson 

Sherrard. The wedding will take place in Los Angeles in Mari 
SADLER-YORK. — The engagement is announced ut" Miss Ruth Sadler. 

daughter oi Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Sadler, and Bertrand Lyle fork. No 

date has been set for the wedding. 



WEDDINGS. 
ATHERTON-MULLENS.— The wedding of Miss Olga Atherton and 

George C. Mullens took place last Wednesday at the home of the 

bride's aunt, Mrs. Edward Eyre, at Menlo Park. 
DEAL-DIMOND. — The wedding of Miss Jeanette Deal and Alan Dimond 

will take place this afternoon, and will be followed by a reception. 
WRIGHT-FULLER. — The wedding of Miss Adeline Wright and Parmer 

Fuller took place on Thursday in the Episcopal Church in Pasadena, 

LUNCHEONS. 
ALLEN. — Miss Clara Allen was a luncheon hostess In her home recently 
in compliment to Miss Anita. Maillard, the fiancee of Temple Bridg- 
raan. 
BOURN. — Mr. and Mrs. William Bourn entertained at a luncheon at the 

Fairmont recently. 
BUCK. — Mrs. Carroll Buck entertained at a luncheon at her home on 

Alcatraz recently in honor of the Misses Morrison, of San Jose. 
BREUNER. — Mrs. John Breuner entertained at a luncheon on Thursday 

in honor of Miss Jeanette Deal. 
CHIPMAN. — Mrs. Ernest Dwight Chipman was hostess at a luncheon and 

bridge party at the Fairmont recently in compliment to Baroness von 

Turcke. 
DEERING. — Mrs. Frank P. Deering entertained at a luncheon at her 

home on Tuesday, which was followed by bridge. 
DE SABLA. — Miss Vera de Sabla was hostess at a beautifully appointed 

luncheon at the Fairmont recently in honor of Miss Maud Wilson. 
DODGE. — Mrs. Henry L. Dodge was hostess at a luncheon in her home 

recently, the guest of honor being Mrs. John Bid well. 
DOE. — Miss Margaret Doe entertained at an elaborate luncheon on Wed- 
nesday at the Fairmont in compliment to Miss Esther Denny. 
ELLINWOOD. — Mrs. Lathrop Ellinwood and her sister, Miss Leona Stone, 

entertained at a luncheon at the Town and Country Club recently in 

compliment to Mrs. J. E. Poillon and Miss Gladys Poillon. 
FEE. — Mrs. Charles S. Fee entertained at an elaborate luncheon recently, 

the guest of honor being Baroness von Turcke. 
FULLER. — Mrs. Lawrence Fuller entertained at a luncheon recently in 

honor of her sister, Miss Marian la Tourette, who is spending the 

winter here. 
MAMMON. — Miss Georgia Hammon entertained at an informal luncheon 

at her home In Washington street last Monday, Miss Hazel Forbes, 

of Marysville, being the guest of honor. 
MILLER. — Miss Marian Miller was a luncheon hostess at her home in 

Pacific avenue on Thursday, the guest of honor being Miss Maude 

Wilson. 
MILLER. — Miss Marian Miller was hostess at a luncheon in her home 

recently in compliment to Miss Gertrude Thomas. 
PEYTON. — Mrs. William C. Peyton was hostess at a luncheon and bridge 

party at the Fairmont recently. 
RUCKER. — Miss Edith Rucker entertained at an informal luncheon in 

her Gough street home on Tuesday. 
SMITH. — Miss Cora Smith will entertain the debutantes at a luncheon at 

the Francesca Club next Tuesday. 
SHERWOOD. — Mrs. William R. Sherwood entertained at an elaborate 

luncheon at the Francisca Club last Saturday, the complimented 

guests being Miss Anita Maillaird and Miss Jeanette Deal. 
THOMAS. — Miss Alma Thomas entertained at a luncheon on Wednesday 

at the Victoria. 
W HIT TM AN.— Miss Stella Whittman was hostess at a delightful lunch- 
eon at the Bellevue on Tuesday. 

TEAS. 

BLAIR. — Miss Jennie Blair was a tea hostess at the Palace recently. 

BEATIE.— Mrs. Walter C. Beatie. of Sausalito, entertained al a I 
cently in honor of Mrs. Frank B. Findley, who will leave shortlj 
Boston. 

CORYELL.— Mrs. J. B. Coryell entertained at a pretty tea at the Fair- 
mont last Monday afternoon. 

1 >EERING.— Mrs. Frank P. Deering was a tea hostess at the Fairmont 
last Monday in honor of Mrs. Laidlaw of New York. 

DU BOIS.— Misses Emily and Hannah Du Bois entertained a group of 
friends at a tea at the Colonial last Sunday. 

DE GARMENDIA.— Cordova de Garmendia was host at a handsomely ap- 
pointed tea at the Palace recently, Mrs. Horace Blanehard Chase 
chaperoning the affair. 

FORD.— Mrs. Alfred Ford was a tea hostess in her Broadway home on 
Thursday in compliment to Miss Margaret Belden and Mrs. Chris 
Miller. 

GHTRARDELLL— Mrs. D. L. Ghirardelli entertained at an Informal tea 
recently at her home on Vallejo street. 

GRAY.— Miss Helen Gray entertained at a delightful tea recently, the 
honored guest being Miss Elolse Gebhardt 



GREENWAY. — Edward M. Greenway was host at an informal tea in the 

Laurel Court at the Fairmont on Wednesday, the guest of honor being 

.Miss Innes Keeney. 
JONES. — Miss Helen Jones will be a tea hostess in her Buchanan street 

home next Thursday in honor of Miss Ernestine McNear. 
LANSING. — Miss Mildred Lansing entertained at a pretty tea recently. 
LANSING. — Mrs. Gerald Livingston Lansing gave a tea recently to in- 
troduce her daughter, Miss Mildred Lansing. 
LYLE. — Mrs. D. Lyle entertained at a tea at her home on Vallejo street 

recently. 
MeFARLAND. — Mrs. E. B. McFarland was a tea hostess recently in 

compliment to Miss Beckwith of Eureka. 
POILLON. — Mrs. James E. Poillon was a tea hostess at the Fairmont on 

Wednesday. 
SMEDBERG. — Miss Cora Smedberg entertained at an informal tea last 

Sunday afternoon in honor of Miss Constance McLaren and Miss Dora 

Winn. 
SMITH. — Mrs. Fredda Smith entertained at a pretty informal tea at the 

Palace recently. 
THANE.— Miss Alma Thane entertained at a pretty tea recently in honor 

of Miss Georgia Hammon. 
WELLER. — Miss Anna Weller entertained at an informal tea for a 

score of the younger girls on Tuesday afternoon. 

DINNERS. 
COOK. — Miss Violet Cook was hostess at a pretty dinner at the St. Fran- 
cis recently. Mrs. Morton Cook and Mrs. Havens chaperoned the 

affair. 
CROCKER. — Mr. and Mrs. William H. Crocker were hosts at a dinner in 

their home last Monday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs, James L. 

Laidlaw. 
HAMMON. — Mrs. Wendell Hammon was hostess at a dinner last Sun- 
day evening at her home on Washington street in honor of Mr. and 

Mrs. Joseph Young, of Boston. 
HESS\ — Dr. and Mrs. Louis Hess, of Fort McDowell, entertained at a 

handsome dinner recently in celebration of their wedding anniversary. 
KITTRIDGE.— Mrs. E. H. Kittridge was hostess at a large dinner at the 

Fairmont last Tuesday evening. 
MICHAELS.— Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Michaels entertained at an elaborate 

dinner at the St. Francis on Tuesday evening In compliment to Mr. 

and Mrs. Sylvain Weill of Paris. 
OXNARD. — Mrs. Robert Oxnard will give a dinner on next Tuesday even- 
ing in honor of Miss Ysobel Chase. 
POPE. — Mr. and Mrs. George Pope entertained at an elaborate dinner 

; .M>- at their home in Pacific avenue. 
PRJNGLJ3J. — Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Pringle entertained at a dinner party re~ 

cently. which was followed by a theatre party at the Savoy. 
SMITH. — Mrs. Clarence M. Smith was hostess at a dinner at the Bohem- 
ian Club recently in honor of Baron and Baroness von Turcke. 
Hi LL1VAN. —Humphrey B. Sullivan gave a farewell dinner at the Union 

League Club recently in compliment to Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Judls, 

who leave for ISurope shortly. 
VON SCI IRA f iER, —Colonel and Mrs. Frederick von Schrader entertained 

at an informal dinner at their home in Pierce street last Monday 

evening. 
WHEELER.— Mr. and Mrs. William R. Wheeler gave a handsome dinner 

at the Century Club recently in honor of Baron and Baroness von 

Turcke. 
WEILL. — Raphael Weill will be host at a large dinner at the Bohemian 

Club next Thursday evening, the honored guests being Mr. and Mrs. 

Sylvain Weill. 

DINNER DANCES. 
GRANT. — Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Grant entertained at an elaborate dinner 

dance last evening in honor of Miss Helene Irwin, the fiancee of Tem- 

pleton Crocker. 
TYSON. — Miss Marie Louise Tyson will entertain at a dinner dance this 

evening at the Claremont Country Club. 
CARDS. 
ANDERSON. — Mrs. Frank Anderson will be a bridge hostess next Tuesday 

afternoon at the St. Francis. 
BOOTH.— Miss {Catherine Booth was hostess at a bridge party recently 

at her home on Spruce street. 
BOYER.— Mrs. Gustave Boyer tvas hostess at a bridge party on Monday 

afternoon at the Monroe. 
BUCKLEY.— Miss Grace Buckley and Miss Violet Buckley entertained at a 

bridge party on Wednesday, which was followed by a tea. 
BOGART. — Miss Adeline Bogart entertained at a bridge and tea party 

recently In compliment to Miss Marie Payne. 
CHANSLOR. — Mrs. Joseph Anderson Chanslor will entertain at a large 

bridge party In her Pacific avenue home on February lfith. 
DE LAVEAGA.— Mrs. Edward de Laveaga was a bridge hostess at the 

Fairmont on Monday in honor of Miss Olga Atherton. 
HAMPTON. — Mrs. K. J. Hampton entertained at a handsome bridge party 

at the Keystone recently, which was followed by an informal tea. 
HENSHAW. — Mrs. F. W. Henshaw entertained at a bridge party recently 

In her apartments at the Richelieu. 
MCALLISTER.— Miss Ethel McAllister will be hostess at a bridge party 

next Thursday in her Jackson street home in honor of Miss Maud 

Wilson. 
McCLANAHAN. — Miss Justine McClanahan entertained at a bridge party 

at her home on Wednesday. 
McCORMICK. — Miss Louise McCormlck was hostess at a bridge party in 

her Washington street home last Monday in honor of Miss Maud 

Wilson. 
MOORE. — Mrs. Herbert T. Moore was hostess at a bridge party on Tues- 
day and Wednesday afternoons at her residence on Green street 
ST. GOAR. — Miss Erna St. Goar was hostess at a bridge party recently 

at her home on California street, which was followed by an informal 

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STODDARD.— Mrs. George Hill Stoddard was a bridge hostess on Wednes- 
day at her home on Jackson street. 

TUBBS.- Mrs. Alfred Tubba entertained at a bridge party -,a her home 
recently. 

WALLACE.— Mrs. John F. Wallace entertained at a large bridge and tea 
party at the St. Francis on Monda> 

winn.— Miss Dora Winn entertained at an Informal bridge p 
day in compliment to Miss Cora Smith. 

ZEILE. — Miss Mabel Zelle entertained at an informal bridge party in her 
Clay street home on Wednesday. 

RECEPTIONS. 

DARLING. — Mrs. John Darling was hostess at a reception on Tuesday in 
honor of Mrs. John Bidwell, of Chlco. 

HENDERSON. — Mrs. David Henderson and Miss Sarita Henderson re- 
ceived their friends at the Fairmont on Thursday afternoon. 

SLOSS. — Mrs. M. C. Sloss and Mrs. Joseph Sloss entertained at an elabo- 
rate reception at the Fairmont on Tuesday afternoon. 

WRIGHT. — Mrs. Kirkham Wright and her daughters, Mrs. Edward Torney 
and Mrs. Henry Avery Campbell, gave a large reception at the Wright 
residence on Scott street Tuesday afternoon. 

HOUSE PARTIES. 

BOURN.— Mr. and Mrs. William B. Bourn will entertain at a house party 
at their country place over the week-end, the guest of honor being 
Miss Myra Josselyn. 

SHARON. — Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Sharon entertained a large house 
party recently at their home at Menlo. 

THEATRE PARTIES. 

OLNEY. — Miss Anna Olney entertained at a theatre party recently, which 
was followed by an informal tea at the St. Francis. 

POILLON. — Miss Gladys Poillon entertained at a theatre party and tea 
on Thursday afternoon. 

SUTRO.— Gus Sutro entertained at a theatre party on Wednesday even- 
ing, the guest of honor being Miss Jane Hotaling. 

SONG RECITALS. 
WILLIAMS, — Miss Louise Williams, of Savannah, Ga., will give a song 

recital in the ballroom of the Fairmont next Thursday evening. 
WILSON. — Miss Flora Wilson, daughter of the Secretary of Agriculture, 

will give a song recital at the St. Francis on February 27th. 

MUSICALES. 

MacGAVIN. — Mrs. Walter MacGavin entertained at an informal musicale 
recently at her home in California street. 

MOTORING. 

HELLMAN. — Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Helium n have returned after ;i motor 
trip through the South. 

ARRIVALS. 

AVENALI. — Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz Avenali have returned from their honey- 
moon, and have taken an apartment on Green and Leavenwo:th 
streets. 

BURNS. — Mrs. J. Byron Burns, .»f Washington, is the guest of Mrs. An- 
gus McKay, at her residence In Pacific avenue. 

BROWN. — Mr. and Mrs. Davitl It. C Brown have arrived from their home 
in Colorado, and will remain here indefinitely. 

ELDRE1 IGB. — Miss Jessie Newlands Eldredgo has arrived from Wash- 
ington, and is the guest of her mother, Mrs. Newlands, at Ross. 

I [ART. — Mrs. Mary E. Hart has returned from Alaska, and is it the 
Palace. 

HARVEY.— Mrs. J. Dowmv lln\.\ has returned I" town after a visit to 
1 >el Monte. 

K EENEY. — Mrs. Charles Keeiiey and her daughter. MISS Inn. > Ke«uey. 

have returned from the Bast, and are at the Fairmont. 

DEPARTURES. 

t 'OFFIN .--Miss Sara Coffin and Miss Louisiana Foster loft recently tot 

Savannah, Ga*, win?.' the? will visit Mr. and Mrs. Charles UlUs 

CORYELL. -Mr. ami Mrs. J. B. Coryell left on Wednesday i"<>i Santa Bar- 
bara, where they will remain for two months, 

finnell. — Mrs. Bush Finncii sailed recently for Honolulu, where she 
will spend a month or more. 

GRAY, — Miss Rolen Gray, accompanied by her grandmother, Mrs. Frank 
Ames, left last Monday tor Bants Barl 

hooker. -Mr. and Mrs Roberl »; Hooker have closed their Hillsborough 
home, and haw departed tor the East. 

JUPIS.— Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Judls, accompanied by their son. Frank. 
will leave to-morrow for a tour of BurOPO. 

KOHL. — Mr. and Mrs, C Frederick Kohl are going down to Del Mont" 

next week tor the opening ol the golf tournament. 
FCOHLER.- Mrs, Charles Kohler has returned to her home In Stockton. 

after an enjoyable visit with relatives In this city. 
LATHAM-— Hubert Latham, the aviator, sailed last Saturday for Japan 

on the Korea. 
NICHOLS.— Bishop William Ford Nichols left recently for New York. 

where he Will join Mrs \i. Iiols and Miss Peggy Nichols. 
NRWHALL.— Mrs. Ma>n NVwhall JU id Miss Marion NVwhall will leave 

for Europe on the 1st of Man h. 

NOBLE).- Mrs C <; Noble left recently for Mexico, where she will remain 

for three or four month*. 

POILLON. — Lieu tenant Arthur Poillon has ton.- to Coronado, where he 

will enjoy a visit of se> oral ■ 

INTIMATIONS. 

BARRON.— Mr, and lire. Ward Barron are at Del Monte. 

HIXI.ER. Mis David Foxier who has spent the winter with her nleeo. 

Miss Helen Hyde, hi New Vork. wilt return to San Francisco the 1st 

of March. 



titer with 

th.' li I Mrs. Ant. In 

turn to Europe in the soring. 

BREKSE, Mrs. ] | ties Meta Mad 

planning t<> remain iii i , summer, 

CARC1 ■■ ind Mis. Ui i Can taken a hot 

Jackson Btr 

CONRAi i \h .hi,! Mrs. John <:. Conrad, thi (Pali t, will 

■ n to I heir borne in London in May, 

CROCKER.— Mrs. William U. Crockei will leave probably within a fort- 
night for the Blast and Europe. 

mavis.— Miss Sldnej Davla is sojourning In Boston, where she la the 
yiiest of relatives. 

i iTJTTON. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dutton ar cupying an apartment 

in Berlin, where they will Spend several months. 

GLASS. — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Class have closed their North Berkeley 
home, and have taken apartments at the Fairmont for the remainder 
of the season. 

GKEENEBAITM. — Mr. and Mrs. Leon Greenohaum have taken possession 
of their beautiful new home at the corner of Jackson and Spin- 
streets. 

MARTIN. — Mrs. Peter Martin is planning to visit her parents. Mr. and 
Mis. Charles M. Oelrichs in New York. 

SPALDING. — Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Baker Spaulding are planning to leave 
for Earope this month. 

WHEELER. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stetson Wheeler, Miss Olive Wheeler 
and Miss Lillian Wheeler will go abroad for the summer. 



A NEW DEPARTURE IN AGRICULTURAL 

COLLEGE METHODS. 

Forceful evidence of a vigorous movement to broaden the 
knowledge of the young men of the farm is the action of Rut- 
gers' College in sending .the short course in agriculture class 
on a series of inspection trips to points where various features 
of modern farm life are conducted along the highest plane that 
practical science permits. 

A notable illustration was the recent inspection by fifty of 
these under the leadership of Prof. IT. R. Lewis, of Alinsawac, 
the big model chicken farm, owned and conducted by William 
Dinwiddie, veteran editor and war correspondent, who is making 
poultry and poultry products a study. This trip was of general 
interest, because of the widespread effort on the part of the ris- 
ing generation of all rural sections of the United Slates to make 
poultry success a certainty instead of an accident. Intoresl lies 
in the fact that Rutgers' example is likely to be widely followed. 

The students who visited the Dinwiddie place are all sons of 
fanners, and are taking this short course in agriculture — three 
months in all — because thej cm afford neither the time nor the 
money the longer course would require. The sureess of the 
course is a matter : A gc-ieral interest, demonstrating that there 

ought to be a eli&oce .'..'. every farm boy lo master the ground- 
work of scientific farming, although circumstances may close the 
door to 'tie regulation agricultural college course. 

Alinsawac is a delightfully quaint 9pot, pert possesses every 
modern equipment. It i- Located B mile from the railroad sta- 
tion at Metuchen, New Jersey, in the hear! of a historical sec- 
tion. The buildings are if the latest type, built and titled with 
a view to economy of space and saving of labor. I lompletelj en- 
circling the chicken plant is a cordon of wire, si. arranged thai 
if .me wire w cut, powerful burglar alarms sound, lor the chicken 
thief is an ever-present evil. Within thi- electrically guarded en- 
closure are I. nun lens, all Leghorns; a 10,000 broodet 
bouse and incubs itj op to 6,000 

Chief of the interesting features is the trap nest. Mr. 
Dinwiddie is tin I er with the trap nest in the 

United States, more than a thousand being in daily use at Alin- 
sawac. 

When the bird, -s poultryraen term the hen. enters the nest, 
the nest locks automatically. The hen cannot release herself. 

gg laving, one of the employees 
opens the neat, hut not until 'he bird has been identj 
number of the aluminum bracelet, or hand, on her leg. This 
• the keeping of an accurate individual and general egg 
' possible. 

The curious farm name is an Igorrote word meaning "Home 
of the Wild Man." While Mr. Dinwiddie WM rvernOT 

of the Igorrote province of Leponto-Bontoc, in the Philij 
the idea of taking up chicken farming came to him. Hi- friends 
laughed at the thought that a man who had 1 d so adventurous 
a life should take to farmin;:. In memory of their words, he 
gave bis place its queer name, much to the rfelighl of his major- 
domo. Claro, a native Igorrote, who ith Mr. 
Oinwi abandoned ^lobe trotting, and - 
down in his Xew Jersey home. 



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Sacramento is at present a small body of. people entirely Bur- 
rounded by axes to grind. Much vigorous shouldering of axes 
is done by clubwomen who have migrated to the Capitol in the 
plural number. The two largest camps are peopled by the suffra- 
gettes and the suppressettes as the anti-suffragists are called. 
Then there are clubwomen who are there to lobby for the bills 
which their clubs are sponsoring, and the search parties out to 
discover the whereabouts of certain prominent women who have 
disappeared from San Francisco would do well to train their 
glasses on Sacramento. 

"Where is Mrs. Lovell White?" is the interrogation that has 
tinkled over the telephone and sounded across the club rooms. 
The query, insistent and clamorous, reminded one of the childish 
game, "Button, button, who has the button?'' It was always so 
obvious, the possessor of the button always secreted it with such 
self-conscious innocence, and yet it always seemed to take an ex- 
aggerated amount of time to locate the button. So with the dis- 
appearance of Mrs. Lovell White, who apparently stepped into 
a hole last Monday and pulled the hole after her. Appeals to 
her intimates as to her whereabouts were signals for exaggerated 
protests of innocence as to the flight of the good lady. Therefore, 
1 knew that I should find her in Sacramento — not that Sacra- 
mento is a hole — perish the thoughtlette ! 

But the first person that 1 met coming out of the Hotel Sac- 
ramento was Mrs. White. "Why did you cloak yourself in sec- 
crecy?" asked a member of our party. "They are wondering in 
San Francisco what has become of you," we eluded. Mrs. White 
did not appear to be suffering through sheer happiness at the 
meeting. In fact, she waved us away very much as though we 
were so many mosquitoes Duzzing irritatingly around her. Be- 
fore we stopped buzzing, however, I had ferreted out the astute 
reason for secret flight to the Capitol. The California Club is 
interested in a number of bills that come up before the Legis- 
lature this week, and Mrs. White hopes that her presence and 
her appeals will give momentum to their passage. But there is 
always the possibility of failure, and why advertise your role 
in the play until you know whether the play is going to be a 
success? So Mrs. White reasoned, and so the clubs were kept 
in the dark about her little visit to Sacramento. 

At this writing ir is too early to give results of the feminine 
appeal that has lent charm to the routine work of the Legisla- 
ture. There may have been a time when the advent of women at 
a State Capitol did not make for additional grace and beauty. 
The women, if we are to believe the periodicals of that day, had 
flint in their purpose and their stony visages and unattractive 
clothes reflected their grim determination. To-day women are 
a bit imperious in their demands — they know that victory is 
theirs, and the men who are delaying them a bit move them to 
mirth rather than to anger. Their pompous denial of woman's 
place and power in the world, their efforts to stop the tide with a 
thimble, furnish a little amusement to the women who are dedi- 
cated to public welfare causes. There is nothing grim about 
the delegations of to-day — the modern woman has not been de- 
feminized — she does not belong to the shrieking sisterhood. Of 
a truth, the woman delegates to this Legislature must have been 
chosen for their soft voices, for a Senator's wife told me that 
the night of the suffrage debate before the judiciary committee, 
most of the speakers could not be heard more than half-way 
across the hall. 

This same informant told me that if the suffrage bill goes 
through it will not be through any wifely counsel given the 
Legislators, for the wives of the Solons are either indifferent or 
unsympathetic. "There is not one working for suffrage," she 
confided, "though several of us are indifferent." Then naively 
she continued: "But it seems to me that women who came up 
here might have paid us the respect of trying to convert us. It 
looks like an assumption that we have no influence with our 
husbands when they ignore us entirely in this fashion. Why, 
even the Anti's did not pay us the compliment of turning any 
persuasive power in our direction. One evening I had just set- 



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tied down to getting acquainted again with my own husbarj I 

when a note came Cr Mi-. Caawell, of boa V 

the leader of the Anns, and at her command he dutifully weni 
into the reception room for an hour's talk. The oexl day Mr-. 
Gerberding of San Francisco arrives at the hotel. Do you 
fancy she bustles about button-holing men and crying 'votes 
for women!' Not she; no, indeed! She is a sweet, gray-haired 

lady, who. whatever her emotions, always wears dove-col 

clothes, and she sat down and in turn command. >i I the men she 
wanted to see to appear before her. They came like school-boya 
answering teacher's roll-call. She did not have to leave hei 
chair once that evening to scurry around for her auditor. My 
husband came back from his interview and acknowledged thai 
the women had turned the tables — they had made the men feel 
that it was a privilege, not a condescension, to confer with them." 
© © £> 

Another wife of a legislator — her husband is in the Assem- 
bly — gave me an interesting dissertation on clubwomen, while 
we were playing bridge. Yes, they play bridge, 'just like that,' 
in Sacramento. "I'm not a clubwoman," she announced, "and 
possibly I couldn't do any better than they do, but it seems to 
me that they fire too many shots — crack ! crack ! crack ! goes the 
pistol, until the target is full of holes and you lose sight of the 
bull's-eye. Now there is the case of the clubwoman who came 
up here in the interest of breaking down the white slave traffic. 
I arranged that she should meet a number of the Legislators at a 
social evening in our rooms. She talked too much and weakened 
her cause. All the women do that, whatever the cause they are 
working for. The suffragettes do the same thing. It seemed to 
me that the night of the debate they gave too many arguments in 
favor of suffrage — listed the by-products of the advantages that 
would be gained with equal suffrage, piled Pelion on Osso, and 
conjured up the millennium when women have the vote. If they 
would stick to a few good, sane, just reasons for granting suf- 
frage, just hammer at those over and over again — they would ac- 
complish more, 1 think. 

"Mrs. Tohurst, of Los Angeles, has carried the honors away 
from all the clubwomen who have been here, whatever their mis- 
sion. She came in the cause of suffrage, but has lent her strength 
to all the bills that will better conditions for women and children. 
She has great personal beauty and a gift for speech-making — 
and very few of the women up here have been able to put any per- 
sonality over the platform. Mrs. Caswell, who presented the ar- 
gument for the Ant is did not make a favorable impression on 
the wives of the Legislators, whatever her impression on the lords 
themselves. We women can sense a 'catty' spirit, whereas a man 
is not so keen to detect feline propensities. Which can be ex- 
plained by the platitude 'It takes a thief to catch a thief!'" 
© © © 

A Sacramento society woman introduced me to another view 
of the clubwoman at work at the Capitol. She looked reflec- 
tively at her nails and Bighed: "1 carpi get a decent manicure 
with all these lobbyists in town — the shops arc so rushed the girls 

just give their old customers a file and a pr ise. Why, the 

other day I met Mrs. Kdson of the suffrage camp. She laugh- 
ingly acknowledged that she had just had a facial treatment to 
which she would never - onfi w, Mil not Miss Bronson of the Anti- 
Suffrage forces been in for a facial treatment just a ' v, minutes 
before. 

"All the club-women must have a secret understanding that it 
is necessary to be well-groomed before you can change the world. 
It is evidently H crime in clubdom to read a paper in gasoline 
gloves. In the privacy of club life a member may look 'tacky,' 
but it is her business to convince the world at large that club ac- 
tivities do not undermine that indefinable something the outer 
expression of which is nicety of dress. So the clubwoman on 
parade makes a special care of her appearame. and when that 
clubwoman is also a suffragette, she must put up a 'front' that is 
especially feminine. The old idea that all women who wan! 
the ballot arc unattractive freaks must be sent a-glinvmering. 
Why, I've the addresses of tailors and dressmakers and milliners 
and all given me by suffragettes whose things I admired! Still. 
I'll be glad when 'hey have Sacramento — we who belong her 
will then have a chance at a hairdress, a manicure and a facia! 
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Everything has been cancelled and rewritten in Visalia, Cal., 
as the result of the recent rate war, and there will be no business 
for agents for another year, and for three years on dwellings. 
The conditions became unbearable, in the opinion of some of the 
companies, owing to the practice of placing business by board 
companies in non-board companies, and a slaughter resulted. 

* * * 

H. M. Schmidt, formerly of the Seaboard Fire and Marine, 
goes with Geo. H. Tyson, covering Northern California for the 

(term an- American. 

* * * 

The Local Agents Insurance Association of Washington is in 
open rebellion against -the fire insurance companies. The Asso- 
ciation has circularized all ageDts in Washington, whether mem- 
bers or not, asking them to support in its entirety the recommen- 
dation of the Code Commissioners' report amending present in- 
surance laws in that State. Pacific Coast managers, in their 
turn, have sent a letter to each of the Washington agents staling 
definitely that if the report, as recommended and fathered by the 
Local Agents' Association is adopted as a law, all companies will 
in all probability be compelled to cease writing business in Wash* 
ington. The objectionable features particularly objected to are: 
Section 8— The Commissioner may revoke company licenses 
without notice, although an appeal be pending; Section — 
Seriously affecting foreign companies regarding capital, etc.; 
Section 24 — Requiring a deposit in Washington by American 
Companies: Section 34 — Making warranty in policy not materia! 
unless violated with intent to deceive; Section 35 — Requiring 
itemized statements of all reinsurance: Section 42 — Making as-* 
sets agree with last published statement, or heavy penalty; Sec- 
tion 45 — Appointing agents only on application to the Insurance 
Commissioner and forbidding appointment of an agent f( 
purpose of insuring his own property ; Sections 73- 1 — Forbidding 
the approval of daily reports by surveyors; Section 98 — Practi- 
cally forbidding treaty reinsurance: Section 101 — Providing for 
the establishing of a stamping bureau by the Insurance ( lornrnis- 
sioner alter January 1, 1913; Sections 103-105 — Over-insurance 
prohibited with heavy penalty; Section 106 — Standard form. 
requiring riders, etc.; Sections 1 11-112 — Prohibiting rate cutting 
and relieving agents from the payment of return commission. 

* * * 

At the last directors' meeting of the Pacific Coast Casually, 
the offices of assistant secretaries were revived, and [rving • 
Morgan and Francis E. Schoemaker were elected. 

* * * 

Charles M. T. Parker, for sixteen years California general 
agent of the Massachusetts Mutual Lite Insurance Company, 
with headquarters in San Francisco, ended his life at his home 
in East Oakland last week by cutting his throat with a razor. 
lie came here from Massachusetts. Nervous prostration is given 
as the cause of the suicide. 

* * * 

Judge Munger yesterday sustained the plea of the Pacific 
Mutual Life, and declared that it had a right to do business in 

Nebraska, reversing the ruling of tie Insurance Conn ner 

that local companies must hi- admitted to California on recipro- 
cal terms before licenses could be issued to California companies 

* * * 

The annual banquet and election of officers of the Life Cinder- 
writers' Association of California was held at the St. Francis 
Bote! on the evening of January 28th. An elaborate program 
was rendered. 

* * * 

Kennard & Hughes, of San Francisco, California general 
agents for the Prudential Casualty Companj and the Illinois 
Surety Company, have appointed Diss & Curson agents for Los 
Angeles County, and John D. Burgess has secured the 
for both companies for San Diego. 

* * * 

Since the situation in Seattle became acute, the local agents in 
Washington have realized nor. only the advantage of, bnl the 
BS ity for a statewide organization. Tl ganization 



was recently completed could not have been effected at a more 
opportune time. As soon as the danger of the Seattle situation 
became apparent, the necessity for preventing the spread of the 
disturbance was realize 1, and members in practically every town 
and city in the State were urged to present the matter to agents 
and endeavor to get all in agreement upon a certain line of ac- 
tion. This has been accomplished, and a committee will be 
present at Seattle at the time of the meeting of the different com- 
mittees fixed for February, the 15th in-l. 

* * * 

An arrangement has been made with the Pacific Mutual, by 
which the Eepublic Indemnity Company, of Wilmington, Del., 
will turn over the accident and health business of its monthly in- 
dustrial department. This business will be cared for in the 
Pacific Mutual's dollar a month department at Chicago, which 
is under the direct management of I'. S. Manager Herman 
Behrens. The re-insuring company will carry out the contracts 
as written, and will not disturb any contracts held by the Re- 
public's agents maintaining the plant in its entirety. The Re- 
public, which was organized about one year ago, will be dissolved. 
It has been doing business in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and 
Indiana. 

* * * 

P. L. McNamara has associated himself with the Atkinson 
agency at Seattle, and the name of the agency has been changed 
from J. M. E. Atkinson & Sons to the AtWnson-MeNamara 

1 ompany. The firm has the general agency lor Washington and 
Idaho of the Casualty Company of America. 

* * * 

Suit has been instituted at Fresno, Cal., by W. J. O'Neill & 
Co. against six companies for a total of twenty-seven thousand 
dollars alleged to be due on policies of insurance, a gasoline clause 
being the cause of the action. Ii i- claimed that there was au 
understanding between the insurer and the insured, whereby 
gasoline in the resi rvoin of automobiles might be brought into 
the building. Part of the building was occupied as an automobile 
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companies sued are the London and Lancashire, for $-1,500; the 
Caledonian for $6,710; the Merchants and Traders 
the Union Assurance Society foi $ u American for 

$2,000; and the Law Union ami Rock for $4,000. 

* * * 

Adjutant-General E. A. Forbes has issued an ordei rep 
the regulation in the National Guard which, during the Lauck 
regime, compelled officers to give bonds in a surety company. 
Private bonds will now be accepted when certified and approved 
by the Superior Judge of the county in which the ollieer may re- 
side. At the last Legislature a bill was passed providing th 
State should pay the premium on these bonds, but this law was 
held by the Attorney-General to be class Legislation and was never 
enforced. The opinion of the Attorney-Genera] had the effecl of 
compelling officers of the guard to pay the premiums as civil 
officers do. 

* * * 

The formal organization of the Sonoma County Farmers' In- 
surance Company has been effected. The officers are G. M. 
Smith, president; G. M. Sanborn, vice-president; John Strong, 
treasurer; G. M. Given, secretary. 

* * * 

The new insurance law in Washington has brought about dis- 
sension between the agents and their company managers. The 
bill now before the Washington Legislature is being urged for 
adoption in its entirety by the locals, who have practically 
fathered the measure, and this support has called forth a warning 
from the companies to the effect that the adoption of the objec- 
tionable features will force the retirement from the State of the 
majority of the fire insurance companies. 

The largest administrator's bond ever written in California, if 
not in the United States, was filed in the Superior Court of San 
Bernardino County, California, with the United States Fidelity 
and Guaranty Company as sole surety, on January 16', 1911. It 
was in the penal sum of $7,500,000, and was written for John S. 
Cravens, as administrator of the estate of George S. Meyers, de- 
ceased. The estate consisted of $3,500,000 personal property and 
real estate worth approximately $100,000. Meyers was one of the 
■tobacco magnates, and formerly resided at St. Louis. 



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The "bill tor the protection of labor unions" may now con- 
sider itself endorsed. The Labor Clarion says il is an alright 
bill and ought surely to be enacted into a law. With such an 
endorsement, the bill should pass. No one has such a clear idea 
of the intent of such a bill as the labor editor of the Labor Clar- 
ion. He must be qualified to speak, as he is in touch with the 
fact that occasionally some plug-uiily of the unions is prevented 
by a private guard in his attempts to change the contouT of the 

physiognomy of a free workman. Occasionally, too, I or live 

of the union men, as in the reci ill taxicab strike, will maul a 
man into insensibility, and then the interference of a guard or 
private detective might prevent the actual killing of the l> < 
workman, which is to be deplored. 

In that case the people who would like to guard the tree work- 
man I'nuu barm COOld easily do so by applying to the Hoard of 

Supervisors or Mayor for leave to do bo, and, after paying a fee 

of one dollar for each guard, the Council could then meet and 
ratify the act. By this tim desig- 

nated as a scab, could be decently buried and no one thi 
except his mourning family. 

The bill "for the protei ie labor unions" is a wise 

measure and simplifies the procedure of thuggery. It ma] 
possible for the "short route" men and the plug-uglies of the 
unions to do their work in quiet, dignified fashion, and gives the 
police authorities a license to keep away while the tree workmen 
are being disciplined. 

The bill should have the unqualified support of all labor 
unions, and as for the rest of the community, being in the major- 
ity, they do not count. 

As one prominent laborite has put it. "When this Legislature 
is through with 'em, just notice what we'll do t( ioobs." 

It has become his habit to so designate the employing 
trialist. There is no doubt the contempt is in a measure de- 
served, and if the lull "for the protection of labor unions" be- 
comes > law. there is no doubt the contempt will be establish I 
legalh earned, and. as the Mayor puts it. in his 

diloqiient phraseology, "beyond the peradventure of a doubt.' 



Fire Marine Automobile 

Fireman's Fund Insurance Company 



Capital, ■ 1,300,000 



Assets, *7,000,000 



California and Sanaome Streets, 
San Francisco, California. 



The Western States Life Insurance Co. 



SAN FRANCISCO 



Capital 



$1,000,000 



Has been granted license for the sale 01 Insurance In California and 
Washington. Other Western States will be immediately opened. 

Issuing the most attractive line of policies ever offered. 

Now Is the time to negotiate very desirable District and State Agency 
Contracts. 

Men who want to move to the great and prosperous West, and line up 
with a Live Enterprise, surrounded by boundless resources and possi- 
bilities, should write to 

PRATT & GRIGSBY, General Agents, San Francisco. (All territory 
west of the Mississippi River.) 

FRANK A. WERNER* Los Angeles. General Agent Southern California 
and Arizona. 520-23 Security Building, Los Angeles, Cal. 

W. M. ELLIOTT. General Agent State of Washington and Alaska, 606 
Colman Building, Seattle. Washington. 

L. 8. ADAMS, General Agent State of Utah, 527-28 Newhouse Building, 
Salt Lake City. Utah. 



Cash Capital, $400,000. 



Cash Assets, $970,146. 



Pacific Coast Casualty Company 

OF CALIFORNIA. 

Employers' Liability, General Liability, Teams, Elevator. Workmen's 
Collective, Vessels, Automobile, Burglary, Plate Glass, Personal Accident 
Insurance, Fidelity and Surety Bonds. 

Officers — Edmund F. Green, President; John C. Coleman, Vice-Presi- 
dent; F. A. Zane, Secretary; Ant. Borel & Co., Treasurer; F. P. Deerlng, 
Counsel. 

Directors — A. Borel, H. E. Bothln, Edward L. Brayton, John C. Cole- 
man, W. E. Dean, F. P. Deerlng, E. F. Green, James K. Moffltt, J. W. 
Phillips, Henry Rosenfeld, Adolph A. Son. 

Head Office— Merchants' Exchange Building, San Francisco. Marshal 
A. Frank Company, General Agents for California, 416 Montgomery St., 
San Francisco. 



The Connecticut Fire Insurance Company 

Of Hartford. Established 1850. 

Capital 11,000,000 

Surplus to Policyholders 3,060,063 

Total Assets 7,478,440 

ALASKA COMMERCIAL BUILDING. 
Benjamin J. Smith, Manager. 

British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co. Ltd. 

OF LIVERPOOL. 

Capital H.700.001 

BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., Agent,. 
350 California Street. San Francisco 

The Wesl: Coasl: Life Insurance Co. 

SAN FRANCISCO. CAL. 



A strong, well managed Institution ; organized under the rigid Insurance 
laws of California. Its policy forms are clear and explicit and define and 
guard the Interests of policy-holders as do those of no other company. 
Ask any agent, or write the company for sample of policy forms. 



Roy C. Ward 



James K. Folk 



Jas. W. Dean 



Geo. E. Billing, 



Geo. E. Billings Company 



ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE EFFECTED 
312 California St., San Francisco, Cal Phone Douglas 



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San Francisco News Letter 



February 4, 1911. 




limely and abundant rains, break- 
Condition oi? California, ing the longest drouth recorded for 
many years in California, encourage 
the belief that the present year will repeat the generous harvests 
of 1910, and ensure a continuance of prosperous conditions. The 
ground is now in shape for plowing, and a large acreage will be 
sown with grain. The heavy snowfall in the Sierras provides a 
sufficient supply of moisture in the great valley, and the agrieul- 
tural outlook is" altogether promising. Shipments of citrus fruits 
from Northern and Central California are practically ended for 
this season. In the South, however, the harvest of oranges, lem- 
ons and grape fruit is in full swing, and it is estimated that the 
shipment of these products out of the State will total between 
40,000 and 50,000 carloads 1><'J'ore the season closes. This is 
fully twenty per cent in excess of last year's shipments, and, as 
prices are higher, the output will net the growers of the fruit 
not far from eighteen million dollars. 

The Financial Letter of the American National Bank of San 
Francisco says that during 1910 real estate rtgages were re- 
corded in San Francisco for a total of $4 1,899,847, and releases 
and reconveyances amounted to about $30,000,000, leaving a nei 
increase of 'about $15,000,000 in mortgage indebtedness. Con- 
sidering that building permits have been granted since April, 
1906, for 30,316 buildings, for a total of $170,369,205, it is 
worthy of note that the ratio of mortgage indebtedness bo actual 
values of land and buildings in this city is only 16 per cent, as 
compared with 11 per cent on April 1, 1906, just before the 
great disaster. Compare this with 39 per cent in New York, 
33 per cent in Boston. 30 per cent in Pittsburg, and 26 per cent 
in Philadelphia. 

The total bank clearings in San Francisco in 1910 were 
$2,323,7 "i 2 81 0, an increase of $343,900,300 over the figures of 
the previous year. Of this increase, about $122,000,000 may be 

attributed to the operations of the Sub-Treasury, which beci 

a member of the Clearing House last January, leaving $221,000,- 
000 to be credited to actual improvement in volume of ordinary 
business. The daily average of clearings last year was $1 ,669,- 
217, as compared with $6,634,232 in 1909, and $5,780,071 in 
1908. 

The statements of the ten national banks of San Francisco, in 
response to the Comptrollers call as of January 7th, show ag- 
gregate resources of $211,671,800, as compared with $215,601,- 
507 on November 10, 1910, the date of the last previous call. 
Deposits have decreased $3,700,000 and loans $4,000,000, while 
the cash position remains practically unchanged, indicating a 
strengthening of reserves. 

A scrutiny of bank statements published .luring the past few 
years shows a gradual expansion of loans in greater proportion 
than the increase of individual deposits. Taking all the 
national banks of California as a whole, including the cities of 
San Francisco and Los Angeles, the ratio of individual deposits 
to loans on November 27, Puis, was L03.2 per cent. On Novem- 
ber 16, 1909, the ratio was 101.2 per cent, and on November 10, 
1910, it was only 98 per cent, the loans exceeding the & 
While there is a suggestion of inflation in tlii-'. the significance 
of the fact could only be determined by a study of the character 
of the loans, this feature being of greater importance than mere 
magnitude, in determining the strength of the hank position. 

No greater tribute to the faith I'iiI- 
Exi'orts of High-grade ness and efficiency of the American 
American Manufacture, workman and American manufac- 
turer could be found in a condensed 

space than the records of the Bureau of Statistics, Department 
of Commerce and Labor, which show the exportations of whai 

may properly be termed "high-grade"' manufactures fi 

United States. People in all parts of the world are pure 
every month, and practically every day of the year, the most com- 
plex products of the American workshop, such as 
sewing machines, cash registers, scientific instruments, tel 
and telephone apparatus, musical instruments, automobiles 



other articles requiring superior skill in their manufacture. The 
automobile, which seems to require careful and expert attention 
even in the country in which manufactured, goes in large num- 
bers to all the grand divisions and many of the principal colonies 
and islands of the world. The 1909 figures show exports of au- 
tomobiles to seventeen different countries of Europe, to practi- 
cally all of the countries and larger islands of North America, to 
every country of South America, to China, India, Straits Set- 
tlements, Dutch East Indies, Hongkong, Japan, Asiatic Russia, 
and Siam in Asia; and to Egypt, Portuguese Africa, Canary 
Islands, French Africa and British East and South Africa in 
that grand division ; the valuation of this class of exports hai ing 
rapidly increased until the figures of the calendar year 1910 
alone show a total of eleven million dollars. 



California's Oil 
Industry. 



Tlte outlook for California's oil in- 
dustry is exceptionally bright. There 
are certain indications in the shape 
of sales that the market lor petro- 
leum is broadening steadily. The making of one contract in 
the East for the sale of 14.000,000 barrel- by the Doheay Mexi- 
can Oil Companies is a very substantial straw that shows the 
direction of the trade winds. Moreover, those who made the big 
contract found other growing demands for oil. The sales by the 
Independent Oil producers agency wen- greater in December by 
nearly 200,000 barrels than in November. This increase was 
tine in part to new contracts and to general growth in (he de- 
mand for oil. 

It is declared the prospects are that by March the consump- 
tion will equal the production. If is patent that should this i on- 
dition come 10 exist, the immediate great enlargement of the 



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production will be imperative. Operators 

thai ilif amount o ;e in I he State should 

than 25,000,000 barrel time. Oil stocks thai will insure 

an adequate supply at all times are nea 

pensive coal-burning machinery is to be : changed al gn 

so that oil can be used as a fuel. 



The following is an analysis of <iil from stream flowing 

into sump at Well No. 1 of the California Midway Oil Company I 
Gravity at 60 deg. P., 85.1 deg. Be. 
Calorific Value, 19174 B. T. U. per lb. 
Sulphur, 0.56 per cent. 

Distillation — 

Water, 0.0 per cent. 

Gasoline, 60 deg. Be., 3.1 per cent. 

No. 1 Engine Distillate, 51 deg. Be., S.6 per cent. 

Kerosene, tS dog. Be., 12.4 per cent. 

Stove Distillate, 3 I- deg. Be., 8.4 per cent. 

Mixed Gas. Fuel and Lubricating Oils, 29 deg. Be., 37.3 per 
cent. 

Asphalt, "IV Grade, 27.5 per cent. 

Loss, 2.7 per cent. 



CLEVER VALENTINES. 

The merry, sentimental observance of St. Valentine's day has 
each year grown more general, and the "grown ups," as well as 
(he children, have come to consider this as another occasion for 
the sending of friendly greetings or messages of love, and yearly 
Paul Elder & Co., 239 Grant avenue, San Francisco, have pre- 
pared a variety of original missives — humorous, sentimental and 
beautiful to meet each individual need. Selected from among 
these arc the following clever cards : 

No. 29. — "The feathered Shafts which Cupid shoots, are 
grown, you know, from Arrow-Boots." This, as may be readily 
inferred, is by Bobert Williams Wood, of "Birds and Flowers" 
fame. The decoration and lettering are by Herbert Morton 
Stoops, depicting Cupid raising bis crop of arrows. Price, 15 
cents. 

No. 27. — "Do you love me or love me not?" A most attractive 
folder disclosing a hand-painted maiden plucking the leaves of a 
real daisy. Closed with St. Valentine's wax seal and gold cord. 
Price, 35 cents. 

No. 30. — "Oh, By with me in my aeroplane." A Cupid air- 
ship of undoubted buoyancy, hand-colored on a heart-shaped 
card. Price, 20 cents. 

No. 28. — "1" and "U." A heart tucked folder in gold and red 
with a hand-painted, humorous design. Price, 25 cents. 

No. 2fi. — "My heart is sick with love for you." Showing i an 
:ful medicinal treatment in a humorous hand-colored design on 
a heart-shaped card. Price, 20 cents. 

Each card in this series is enclosed in an atl ractive hand-made 
envelope, and every detail contributes to the successful resull 
thai has been obtaii , 



In i imp, i ba I being insl 

"Hon I ' upany 

OWS and < 

on, bul the major qi ! to lie 

down, ami galloping tip to him in s rage, said: '-Man. wh 



yon advance?" The soldier 



I i im'I. sir." "You ean'l ?" 



said the Major. "Whal do you an?" "I'm a wagon," said 

the soldier, 'and Pvegol si wheel off." — Tit-Bits. 



"Well, Donald, did you see Father Christmas this time?" 

"No, Aunt Caroline: but T heard whal he said when be knoi Iced 

his foot against the hod post." — London Magazine. 



THE METAL TRADE STRIKER ARE OVER. 

At the meeting of the United Metal Trades Lssoi iation al Oak- 
land, Senator T. B. Sumner ol Even It, W 

following remarks ; 

''The Bhop owners of the metal working and ship buildil 

duslries of the Pacini j! and Los ingi ' 

recen lists, bul during that fighl the strikers 

were maintained by w ■« Praneisi o labor an- 

ions, who inaugurated the tight here and who directed it. 

"For this reason, >"•••• that the open shop principle has been 
dimly establisl ••'. in VI North Coast cities, I believe we 

insist that San Fr □ yers do likewis 

contribute to the fighl win n made against the inanit- 

ion. 

\ resolution was then ado ring holding the expo 

at San Kr.ni. H... and asking Government sanction providing "i 
II and maintained on the open shop principle." 



The Citizens' Alliance of San Francisco is located at \> 

686-628-630 Merchants' Exchange, where all business is trans- 
acted. The Free Labor Bureau of the Alliance in Oakland is 

00 Broadway. All classes of male help. No charge to em- 
ployer or employee. 



CHINN-fMlhBERETTA 



OPTICAL CO. 

NOTICE— All Wearers of 
Artificial Eyes Read This! 



Upon the dates given below there will be at the eon mi and of our 
patrons the greatest maker of artificial eyes in the world — Herr 
Max Kohler. 

This man is acknowledged to be the leader of his profession. In 
Europe, where he has been practicing for a number of years, his 
fame is best known, although he visited California about 15 months 
ago and accomplished many wonderful achievements. 

His tour is being managed by a few of the more progressive 
oculists and opticians of America, who brought him across the At- 
lantic at an enormous expense. 

He will make artificial eyes to order — under an absolute guarantee 
backed by our firm. 

Engagements being listed now. Call for particulars. 

He will be in 

Fresno at Chinn-Beretta's Saturday, February 4 

Stockton at Chinn-Beretta's Monday, February 6 

Sacramento at Chinn-Beretta's Tuesday, February 7 

San Francisco at Chinn-Beretta's February 8, 9, 10 and 11 

Oakland at Chinn-Beretta's February 12, 13 and 14 

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San Francisco Los Angeles 



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San Francisco News Letter 



February 4, 1911. 




'-I waul to be well informed," said the ambitious girl. "I 

want to know what's going on." "Well," answered Miss Cayenne, 
■'I would suggest (hat you get one of those telephones that will 
pul you on a line with five or six other subscribers.'' — Ballimure 
A merican. 

"You want more money ? Why. my boy, I worked three 

years for $11 a month right iii this establishment, and now I'm 
owner of i f ." "Well, you see what happened to your boss. No 
man who treats his help that way can hang onto his business." — ■ 
Gh it ago Record-Herald. 

Yes. I've got the loveliest diploma !" cried the fair gradu- 
ate. "It's on sheepskin parchment, with a big gold seal. I 
cooked the dish you are eating. Now, jusl guess what ii is. "Is 
il — er." the young cynic paused impressively, "is it the diploma, 
Peggie ?" — Success Magazine. 

"You look worried. Sire!" said an Imp to the Devil. "I 

am worried." the Devil replied. "I fear I may lose the love of 
my people of the Needle's Eye." "Teach them to rob the poor," 
the Imp advised. "Have they not always done that ? How else 
could thev be eligible to the Needle's Eye?" "Put them up to 
thinking thev thereby serve the Lord." "It has been always so; 
no self-accusing plunderers for me. P>ut that is the limit, and I 
am at my wits' end." "What about a Charity Ball?" asked the 
Imp. "Good!" raid the Devil : and with a godlike smile he with- 
drew to his sanctum. — The public. 

"Hubby, dear," she said, "won't 

you speak a kind word to Fido and msfce 
him wag his tail? He hasn't had a bit of 
exercise to-day:" — Ex. 

He — What bothers you most in 

learning to skate, the rough ice or the 
snow patches? She— The skates. — Meg- 
gendorfer Blaetter. 

Percy — Miss Jane, did Moses have 

the same after-dinner complaint my papa's 
got ? Miss Jane — Gracious me, Percy ! 
Whatever do you mean, my dear? Percy 
— Well, it says here the Lord gave Moses 
two tablets. — Ex. 

Briggs — Ts it true that you have 

broken off your engagement to that girl 
who lives in the suburbs? Griggs — Yes: 
they raised the commutation rates on me 
and I have transferred to a town girl. — 
Life. 

Billy — Buy me that little rocking- 
horse, papa. Papa — If you are a good boy 
you shall have it next Christmas. Billy — 
Ye' Buy it now. I may have a new 
papa before next Christmas. — Megendor- 
fer Blaetter. 

The benedict was in a mournful 

ami reminiscent mood. "When I think," 
be said to himself, "of my predecessor, who 
died and left me to marry his widow, who 
drives me to drink, I feel as if he had 
stuck me for the drinks." — Ex. 

Lady (to old toper) — Catch my 

dog and I will reward you. 0. T. (com- 
ing back with the dog) — Here is your dog, 
madam. Lady (handing 0. T. a" piece of 
money) — Thank you: I would not lose 
that dog for anything. He saved my life. 
0. T. (looking over to saloon with a wi~t- 
ful glance) — Thank you, ma'am; he ie a 
regular life saver. 



A stingy angler was fishing on a Scottish loch on a 

drenching day. He had been consoling himself from his flask ami 
forgetting his gillie. Presently lie asked the gillie if there 
was a dry place in the boai on which to strike a match. "You 
might try my throat," said the gillie; ''it's dry enough." — London 
Daily News. 

""What's the idea of keeping your playing cards in the 

refrigerator?" "it's a little precaution the boys agreed on," re- 
plied Three Finger Sam. "Some pretty queer hands were played, 
so we keep changing the pack, ami if any stray cards get into 
(he deal we can recognize them by the temperature." — Seattle 
Post-Intelligencer. 

The tough customer was struggling with a tough steak in 

a tough restaurant. "Say, you !" he finally roared at a waiter. 
"I ain't used to eatln' rhinoceros hide. Fetch me something a 
little more nourishin' in a hurry!" "Aw, fade away, little one!" 
said the pugilist waiter, witheringly. "What do you t'ink this 
joint is — a diet kitchen?" — Sent lie Post-Intelligencer. 

Mamma — Why. Johnny, how wet your hair is! I bop.' 

you haven't been in bathing, when \ told you you mustn't. Johnny 
— But 1 fell into the wafer, mamma. You can't blame mc for 
that. Mamma — But how does it happen that your clothes are 
dry? Johnny — I took them off just before I fell in. I thought 
you wouldn't like me to get them all wef. — Exchange. 

"Excuse me, Watkins," said Penley. "but would you mind 

giving me your opinion of a little bit of verse I have written?" 
"Certainly not," said Watkins. "Fixe ahead." "Thanks, old 
man," said Penley. "Here is the opening stanza: 
"I am the wind that blows away. 

I am the gale that ruffs the sea, 
I am the zephyrs soft that play 
In and about the woodland tree." 
""Why," said Watkins, lighting his pipe, as he meditated, "I 
should say that that was a very breezy poem." — Tiarfu r"s. 




Town 
and Country 



THE 
are 



HE city and the country 

linked together by 

Bell Telephone Service. 

The city man when away can keep in touch with 
his office and business interests. 

In a like manner, the man from the country who is 
visiting in the city, can telephone his home and find out 
how things are. 

This is possible all over the country because Bell 
Telephone service is universal. 

k\The Pacific Telephone 
If and Telegraph Co. 



February 4, 1911. 



and California Advertiser 



How the Panama Fair Advanced 
Sutro Forest Tract Ten Years 



Every man in California knows what the Panama Fair will 

il" for San Francisco 
What tiic Fair will do for San Francisco is what il will do 

for Sutro Forest Tract 
II will advance the interest of Sutro Forest Tra